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The TAPA Trade Series is a TAPA professional development program for TAPA members. The sessions are programmed to be proactive and feature ongoing, affordable sessions and networking opportunities encompassing a broad range of topics that have been curated specifically to respond to the needs of TAPA members.

With the opening of the new community arts hub, B Street at 1100 Bathurst Street, TAPA has an opportunity to curate programming that is beneficial to artists, artsworkers and administrators, and the community.

Starting in 2023-24, the TAPA Trade Series will include three streams:

A — Artists

B — Business

C — Community

Scroll down for more information on each stream and be sure to check this page regularly for updates to our 2023-24 TAPA Trade Series programming.

A — Artists

Includes mentorships, coaching, and classes for artists to develop their skills.

B — Business

Includes professional development in a wide range of topics for artsworkers and administrators, including those in positions of leadership.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$40 (TAPA Members and Non-Members)
B Street (1100 Bathurst Street)
Magdalena Schamberger

TAPA is pleased to partner with Smile Theatre Company to offer this inaugural workshop for the 2023-24 season. Join Magdalena Schamberger, Edinburgh based Theatre director, creative facilitator, teaching artist and Dementia Activist for a dynamic and interactive session on engaging people with living with Dementia with performing arts.   Come if you are curious about how your work, company’s offerings or new creation can attract, include and meaningfully engage the growing number of people living with dementia and those who care for them. Magdalena has over 20 years of experience creating for and with people living with dementia and can attest to the tremendous impact being included and engaged in the performing arts has on the lives of people living with dementia.

Learn more about Magdalena Schamberger: Biography | CV

In partnership with 

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom (meeting will be recorded)
Facilitated by: Jane Marsland (Arts Consultant, Ontario Presents)

Attention General Managers, Managing Directors, Artistic Directors:

TAPA is providing a workshop specifically developed for you as arts professionals to understand the changes required by the Ontario Nonprofit Incorporation Act. More specifically, how these changes could affect your organization through the changes required to your bylaws and Articles of Incorporation without consideration of your artistic purpose.

The TAPA ONCA Compliancy Review for Non-Profits workshop provides an opportunity to utilize the new ONCA legislation as a way to ensure your bylaws and Articles of Incorporation are not only in alignment with ONCA’s new regulations, but also with your current artistic vision, mission and culture. The Workshop will review some of the key changes in the ONCA bylaws and what impact they might have to provide you with some guidance as you go through the process of amending your bylaws by the deadline of October 24, 2024.  

There will be opportunities for you to ask questions throughout the workshop.  Resources will be provided to all attendees at the end.

TAPA is pleased to offer a number of financial literacy workshops as part of the Money Matters series in the TAPA Trade Series B Stream. TAPA has partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on this series.

Please take a moment to read about the series offerings here before registering below.


Facilitator: St. John’s Ambulance
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024 and Friday, January 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Registration: $190 + HST
Location: In-Person, 365 Bloor St E, Suite 900

Designed to comply with the CSA Z1210-17 Standard. This course meets Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Workplace First Aid (WFA) standards, but is not recognized by CNESST in the province of Québec.


Standard First Aid Level C is for individuals requiring comprehensive information on First Aid and CPR for their workplace, school, or personal interest.

Upon completion, participants receive a certificate valid for 3 years.


  • CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Using AEDs
  • Choking and breathing emergencies
  • Mental health first aid
  • Opioid overdose awareness
  • Bleeding and burn management
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Environmental emergencies

Facilitator: The Black Pledge Collective
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Registration: Free (Generously supported by the Community Services Recovery Fund)
Location: Virtual (Zoom link to be shared)

TAPA is pleased to continue our strategic partnership with the Black Pledge Collective by offering important learning opportunities to our members.

The next offering will be an Anti-Oppression workshop for TAPA members. Participants will explore Anti-Oppression principles in an interactive way with an emphasis on making the connection with their organizational and personal practises.

This workshop will be led by members of the Black Pledge Collective including Naomi Bain, Sedina Fiati, Velvet Wells and Dayjan Lesmon.

Limited capacity of 20 registrants. 


Generously supported by the Community Services Recovery Fund



Facilitator: CAMH
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Registration: Pay-What-You-Can
Location: Hybrid – In-Person (1100 Bathurst Street), or Zoom

The demands and stressors in our everyday lives, including workplace stress, can lead us to feeling anxious, worried, and overwhelmed. Over the course of this workshop, participants will explore practices to help shift their mindset to one that protects their mental wellbeing while also strengthening their ability to adapt to demands in the workplace. This is not about removing stress, but rather changing how we view and respond to it. Building resilience can move employees towards gaining the internal locus of control to tackle the many life challenges.

In an effort to give TAPA member companies tools and frameworks to address mental health in the workplace, this workshop is open to all job levels.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between mental health and workplace stress and burnout
  • Define the meaning of personal resilience and identify constructs that positively affect mental wellbeing
  • Identify positive psychological practices that foster self-awareness and emotional regulation

Limited capacity of 15 registrants. 


C — Community

Includes classes for members of the community to explore new interests and community sharing sessions.

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: FREE
Location: Zoom
Facilitator: Balancing Act

TAPA is pleased to be kicking off the C-Stream (community) with TAPA Community Partner, Balancing Act.

Join the Balancing Act team in the B Street Jon Kaplan Community Lounge (or online!) as they break down the basics of implementing both a Compassion Fund and On-site Care for audiences and artists. The team will share resources and answer questions, helping to demystify the process of integrating these care strategies into operations and programming.


  • 10:00-11:00 am — Compassion Fund
  • 11:00 am-12 noon — On-Site Care



Please note: TAPA will do our best to make accommodations. We ask that accessibility requirements are disclosed at least two business days prior to the session in order to be met.
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