Join Music BC, Mint Records and Natasha Tony for an enlightening seminar and discussion on fostering safe, fair and respectful workplaces.

About this Event

In partnership with Mint Records and Elevate Inclusion, Music BC will host a 2-part respectful workplace seminar and workshop on February 6th, 2020.


Seats for this event will be prioritized for people who are music company leaders, owners and managers who oversee various HR responsibilities. Please register for your chance to attend. Selections for the workshop will be decided on a first-come-first-serve basis and notified directly by email.

Part 1 – An Intro to Best Practices for Respectful Workplaces

Examine how to create respectful workplaces by exploring relevant laws and regulations that apply to the creative industry;

  • Human Rights and Cultural Awareness
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Dealing with Conflict Effectively

Part 2 – Respectful Workplaces; Best Practices for Creative Industry Leaders

Discussions on how to build inclusive and respectful workplaces by examining workplace culture through the application of;

  • Human Rights and Cultural Awareness
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Policy and code of conduct
  • How to address issues effectively and restore positive workplace culture

Labels, agencies, management companies, publishers, promoters, studios and live music venues are encouraged to get your registration request in early! If you have any questions about the seminars please email

Music BC Industry Association Boardroom

February 6th, 2020

10:00AM – 12:30PM – An Intro to Best Practices for Respectful Workplaces

1:30PM – 4PM – Best Practices for Creative Industry Leaders

We are thrilled to invite Natasha Tony to lead the workshop.

Natasha Tony is a trained mediator and experienced labour relations specialist who has advanced the discussion on how to build inclusive organizations. Bringing a keen sense of fairness and sensitivity to intersectionality, she goes beyond diversity programming and sets up organizations for true inclusion of and respect for all members.

Natasha’s former career as an extras casting director piqued her interest in diversity. Subsequently, she held a labour relations role for almost a decade with IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees), a union representing members of the film, television, and entertainment arts.

Natasha is Principal and CEO of Elevate Inclusion Strategies, a consulting company which focuses on issues management and systemic conflict resolution. To this end, Elevate develops and implements diversity initiatives and respectful workplace programs for client organizations.

Elevate delivers services to its clients in two main categories: Issues Management and Culture Shift. Specializing in workplace restoration, Elevate conducts investigations, particularly pertaining to bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

You can learn more about Elevate Inclusion at

This workshop space, including the restrooms, are wheelchair accessible. We would also like to acknowledge and honour that this event is happening on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for their support in this initiative.