History and Values


In 1996, representatives of the arts and culture community met under the aegis of the Société québécoise de développement de la main-d’oeuvre – SQDM (now Services Québec) to give their opinion on training needs, to set up sectoral training programs and to allocate the annual budget envelope. A permanent advisory committee emerges from this meeting.

In 1997, the CCR Arts et Culture signed the first regional agreement with Emploi-Québec. In 2003, En 2003, le CCR devient le Comité de formation continue Arts et Culture le l’Île-de-Montréal (CFC) and was recognized by an agreement between Emploi-Québec (now Services Québec), the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and Culture Montréal, which became the Conseil régional de la culture.

The CFC becomes the regional Guichet unique. It informs Services Québec of the employment situation and continuing education needs of professional artists and cultural workers on the Island of Montréal. The committee prepares an action plan, implements training activities to meet the needs of clienteles, ensures the distribution of the budget envelope and supports organizations in carrying out training activities.

On July 24, 2017, the CFC is incorporated and becomes the Conseil de la formation continue Arts et culture de l’Île-de-Montréal. It is recognized in its mission by Services Québec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Compétence Culture – the sector-based labour committee – and Culture Montréal, as well as by organizations representing the region’s artists and cultural workers.


  • Commitment to a better recognition of the value of the artist, craftsman and cultural worker and of the contribution of art in society.
  • Collective action, the CFC represents the entire arts and culture community on the Island of Montreal.
  • Collaboration, collegiality and rigour among the various stakeholders in the field of continuing professional development.
  • Respect for different points of view by favouring an open and inclusive approach based on a democratic process that aims to listen and work together to reach fair consensus.