In some cases, arts organizations will choose to hire an expert or a consultant outside of the organization in order to secure a space. This section contains a guide on choosing the right consultant, as well as templates for a non-disclosure agreement and a standard consulting contract.
Guide to Law for Nonprofit Organizations in Atlantic Canada (LISNS)
This guide by Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia will help nonprofits increase their knowledge of the laws in Atlantic Canada that relate to running an organization. It will help nonprofits choose the right organizational structure for their group, avoid fines and avoid liability charges. It will help nonprofit groups research important legal issues from developing a constitution to properly preparing tax information.
HR Management Toolkit (CHRC)
Expand the scope of your HR knowledge with the Cultural Human Resources Council’s HR Management Toolkit, developed specially for the Cultural Sector in areas including recruitment, benefits plan, mentoring, succession planning, best practices and working with a non-profit board. This toolkit can be purchased for $199.99 (50% off for CHRC members)
Best Practices on Equity: A guide for members of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO)
This Ontario based guide provides a framework on development of strategic approaches for a more inclusive and diverse representation of Indigenous and historically-marginalized artists and communities in areas such as: internal operations (staffing), programming, governance, community and volunteer engagement, and audience development.
A Human Resources Better Practice Guide for Media Arts Organizations in Ontario (MANO)
This Ontario based guide presents subjects related to human resources that include hiring, employment standards, organizational models in point form. It also includes sample employee contracts, disclosures and a code of ethical conduct.
Human Resource Management Toolkit (CSMO-ÉSAC)
(Only available in French) The Human Resource Management Toolkit by CSMO-ÉSAC is aimed at community action organizations as well as social economy enterprises (NFPs and cooperatives). It is made up of 7 distinct modules, each enhanced with self-evaluation tools, practical tools, exercises, etc. And, as an improvement to the previous version of the toolkit, a selection of the content can be downloaded in Word or Excel formats. The Toolkit is available as a CD-ROM (at $25) or as a download (at $20)
Pluralism in the Arts in Canada: A Change is Gonna Come – Toolkit Bibliography (CPAMO)
As a part of the Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO)’s toolkit on strategies to promote pluralism, around one hundred publications in cultural pluralism were put together into a comprehensive annotated bibliography. This paper explains the categorization of this database into five areas of organizational planning (Organizational Commitment, Community Engagement, Programming and Curatorial Decision-making, Audience Development, Employment and Professional Development). Key findings in each of these areas are discussed with reference to specific publications.