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Becoming a “Cyber Safe and Sound” Organization


Online training, Montreal


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Essential knowledge for managers and cultural workers wishing to better protect their data

Advance registration required

Offered in French only

This course is to develop digital literacy to support you – as a dance manager or cultural worker – to implement practices around digital safety and cybercitizenship in your organization. We will offer practical tools adapted to your reality.

Based on protocols grouped under “Cyber Safe and Sound,” a resource developed by the Independent Media Arts Alliance, you will better understand the stakes of your organization’s cybersecurity and in response, be able to develop tools to answer your specific needs.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand, identify, and classify your organization’s sensitive data.
  • Develop cybersecurity and cybercitizenship practices adapted to your company’s needs.
  • Share cybersecurity knowledge within the group.


  • Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3.5h)
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3.5h)
  • Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3.5h)
  • Friday, January 13, 2023, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3.5h)

Who should attend this training?

Managers and employees of dance organizations.



Benjamin J. Allard is an artist, radio producer and educator based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). He has led several projects in the cultural sector, namely the “Cyber Safe and Sound” resource for the Independent Media Arts Alliance. He has also taught project management and cultural outreach at Cégep de Saint-Laurent and hosted Radio Atelier, the cultural workers’ show at CIBL. His writing has been published in magazines, namely Inter, The New Gallery and QOQQOON. He has a bachelors in communications from Concordia University and a masters in visual arts from UBC.


Guest Experts

With 20 years of experience in high tech, Jean-Philippe Décarie-Mathieu’s specialization lies at the intersection between cybersecurity, threat intelligence and investigations.

Geneviève Lajeunesse has been working for nearly 20 years with diverse community groups, marginalized people, and civil society organisations to support them in developing safety measures for information technology.



Contact Amélie Brisson-Darveau
Training Coordinator



A few places are offered for RQD members.
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This course is offered with the kind participation of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), a member-led, national nonprofit organization working on the advancement and consolidation of the media arts community in Canada.


This training is offered by the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), the Regroupement de pairs des arts indépendants de recherche et d’expérimentation (Repaire) and the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ). It  is made possible through financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture, as well as the support of the Conseil de la formation continue Arts et culture de l’île-de-Montréal (CFC).



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