We Support Caregivers
in the Performing Arts

The aim of Balancing Act is to create increased equality, accessibility, and inclusion for parents and caregivers working in the performing arts. We collaborate with artists, arts workers, and arts organizations to develop pathways for change at an individual, organizational and systemic level.

Balancing Act is an initiative of Theatre Direct.


Balancing Act’s definition of caregiver includes individuals who care for children, older adults, those in need of personal care, and anyone who self-identifies as a caregiver.


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🤝AFFINITY GROUP🤝

Join us for our monthly affinity group! This session is focused on caregiving for aging adults. 

📅: Thursday October 13
🕐: 1pm - 2:30pm ET
📍: Online

Our guest this session is Expressive Arts Therapist Norma Araiza who will support the room in conversation, as well as facilitate a therapeutic expressive arts activity. 

Expressive Arts Therapy (EXAT) encourages participants to explore the joys of creative expression within a variety of art modalities, providing a channel for healing, meeting the individuals exactly where they are at the moment, and without any expectations. 
 
Affinity groups are for artists and arts workers with caring responsibilities; a supportive space to dialogue and exchange resources. Welcoming new members always, they are a peer support, caregiver-friendly, ‘come when you can and as you can’ space.

Visit the 🔗 below to learn more and register!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/balancing-act-affinity-group-caring-for-aging-adults-and-parents-tickets-427067920647
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🤝AFFINITY GROUP🤝

Join us for our monthly affinity group! This session is focused on caregiving for aging adults.

📅: Thursday October 13
🕐: 1pm - 2:30pm ET
📍: Online

Our guest this session is Expressive Arts Therapist Norma Araiza who will support the room in conversation, as well as facilitate a therapeutic expressive arts activity.

Expressive Arts Therapy (EXAT) encourages participants to explore the joys of creative expression within a variety of art modalities, providing a channel for healing, meeting the individuals exactly where they are at the moment, and without any expectations.

Affinity groups are for artists and arts workers with caring responsibilities; a supportive space to dialogue and exchange resources. Welcoming new members always, they are a peer support, caregiver-friendly, ‘come when you can and as you can’ space.

Visit the 🔗 below to learn more and register!
www.eventbrite.ca/e/balancing-act-affinity-group-caring-for-aging-adults-and-parents-tickets-4270...
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#theatre #performingarts #therapy #expressiveart #expressivearttherapy #balancingact #visibleparenting #parents #caregivers #expression #healing #art #torontoart #torontotheatre
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⭐️SAVE THE DATE⭐️

We are thrilled to announce the Balancing Act Conference of Care, happening live and in-person this fall in Toronto!

📅: Friday, November 18
🕘: 9am - 5pm
📍: Eastminister Church - 310 Danforth Avenue

This is a conference that aims to care for caregivers! Alongside artistic and panel presentations, there will be restorative sessions, childcare, programming for young people by Theatre Direct, a quiet room and good food. Your dependents are warmly invited to join in the days events.

Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada for their support.

Some virtual sessions will be offered. Full Programming and Registration goes live October 6. Follow us for details!
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⭐️SAVE THE DATE⭐️

We are thrilled to announce the Balancing Act Conference of Care, happening live and in-person this fall in Toronto!

📅: Friday, November 18
🕘: 9am - 5pm
📍: Eastminister Church - 310 Danforth Avenue

This is a conference that aims to care for caregivers! Alongside artistic and panel presentations, there will be restorative sessions, childcare, programming for young people by Theatre Direct, a quiet room and good food. Your dependents are warmly invited to join in the day's events.

Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada for their support.

Some virtual sessions will be offered. Full Programming and Registration goes live October 6. Follow us for details!
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Balancing Act would like to congratulate our 2022 Level UP! Strategy Partners Obsidian Theatre Company, Tapestry Opera, and Nightwood Theatre on their DORA nods! 

Balancing Act proudly partnered with these companies who all piloted a Compassion Fund to supported their Dora-nominated productions:

Obsidian Theatre: Is God Is
Tapestry Opera: Goulds Wall
Nightwood Theatre: The Queen in Me

And a big shout-out to Balancing Acts Community Partner, the TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, for bringing the Doras back live and in person!
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#theatre #performingarts #doras #arts #artist #play #live #balancingact #performance #award

Balancing Act would like to congratulate our 2022 Level UP! Strategy Partners Obsidian Theatre Company, Tapestry Opera, and Nightwood Theatre on their DORA nods!

Balancing Act proudly partnered with these companies who all piloted a Compassion Fund to supported their Dora-nominated productions:

Obsidian Theatre: Is God Is
Tapestry Opera: Gould's Wall
Nightwood Theatre: The Queen in Me

And a big shout-out to Balancing Act's Community Partner, the TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, for bringing the Doras back live and in person!
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#theatre #performingarts #doras #arts #artist #play #live #balancingact #performance #award
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