In the mid-1980s, throughout Québec, continuing training in arts and culture began within the professional training commissions that would later become Emploi-Québec. The regional cultural councils (CRC) gradually took on the mandate of continuing education. At the time, Culture Montréal was not a CRC. In 1996, the Direction Régionale – Île-de-Montréal (DRIM) of Emploi-Québec (now Services Québec Île-de-Montréal) wanted to set up a representative organization capable of determining training needs for the critical mass of atypical workers predominating in the cultural sector in all cases not covered by the measures of the 1% law. Thus, based on the model of the advisory committee, the Comité de la formation continue (CFC) was created at the request of the DRIM. At the same time, the Sectoral Manpower Committees (CSMO) were set up; the Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC), now Compétence Culture (CC), was created. In 2000, Culture Montréal became a CRC with a mandate very different from the other CRCs, and declined the mandate of continuing trining for artists and cultural workers in favour of its citizen mandate. The CRC is therefore recognized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications in its role as Emploi-Québec for the Montreal region.
Source : Chenart, Mario. Vue d’ensemble schématique du secteur et du positionnement des associations et regroupements dans l’écosystème sur le territoire de l’Île-de-Montréal, 2018.
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