C'est quoi le butobjectifmission of CASC?

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Business Coaching

Notre mission est de bâtir une industrie de l’humour dynamique et florissante au Canada en mobilisant des comédiens professionnels en herbe et établis au Canada par le biais de la promotion, des possibilités de carrière, du soutien à la programmation, ainsi que du perfectionnement professionnel et de l’éducation de l’industrie.

Il y a deux objectifs principaux pour l’ACHP :

#1

To advocate on behalf of professional Canadian comedy writers and performers and collaborate with private and public sector stakeholders in the comedy industry.

CASC will build and maintain a “Cycle of Advancement” in the production, promotion, presentation, broadcast, and distribution of comedy content to maximize the economic benefits to the Canadian Cultural Sector and communities across the country.

#2

To promote and insist on a harassment-free environment for comedy professionals that fosters racial, social, economic, physical, mental, and gender justice and equality.

CASC will endeavour to address immediate and ongoing injustices, and pursue programming and developing opportunities specifically directed at marginalized comedians within our own comedy communities.

Toutes les formes d’humour au Canada

L’ACHP a inclus toutes les formes d’humour, y compris le stand-up, le sketch et l’improvisation. Chacun a son propre métier et style, mais tous nous font rire, penser et refléter l’époque dans laquelle nous vivons.

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A Brief History

How it all started

The grassroots movement to form The Association started with the frustration many stand-up comedians experience when trying to work across Canada, as well as internationally. This sentiment was shared by Sandra Battaglini when denied arts funding and faced with thousands of dollars and bureaucratic red-tape to take her comedy into the U.S. American comedians, FYI, do not face the same restrictions when coming to Canada to perform.

Sandra wrote an open letter to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, regarding the current state of stand-up comedy in Canada entitled: Just a Little Reciprocity. While he never responded, her Member of Parliament Julie Dabrusin did and eventually so did Heritage Minister, Mélanie Joly. Read her response here.

In the meantime, Sandra was a guest on AM 640’s “Inside Jokes”, a national radio show about the comedy industry, hosted and produced by the late Sandra Carusi. Feedback from listeners and other guests on the show demonstrated that something had to be done. Several people recommended we form a non-profit Association in order to present a more powerful, unified voice for Canadian stand-up comedians. Not long after that, an ad hoc Executive was formed to create an official Constitution & ByLaws, and thanks to this small group of Canadian comedians, the rest is history and the best is yet to come.

SEE TIMELINE HERE

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