Canadian Live Music Association Launches New National Safety Training Program, Inaugural Event March 4th in London, ON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 21, 2019

The Canadian Live Music Association will partner with London-based Anova (working to create a future without violence in London and Middlesex County), Over the Bridge (connecting members of the music industry to mental health and addiction recovery, education, training, and long-term support services) and the London 2019 Host Committee to launch its new initiative RAISING THE BAR (RTB) in London, Ontario on March 4, 2019.

RTB is a program designed to deliver training and education to ensure safer spaces, harm reduction and event safety in Canada’s live music industry.

The London event, programmed to precede JUNO week, will be made available to clubs (including JUNOfest venues), promoters, arenas, festivals, theatres and others at no cost will focus on:

  • Bystander intervention training:
    • Identifying what sexual violence and harassment looks and sounds like
    • Gaining concrete skills on how to safely intervene when witnessing sexual violence and harassment through 5 specific methods
  • Naloxone training:
    • Introduction and the distribution of opioid overdose prevention education, instructions, and kits
    • The signs to look for and how to use a kit

The workshop will take place on March 4th, at the John Kinder Labatt Lounge (150 Simcoe St, London, ON N6B) from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.  There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required.  Training will be followed by a networking reception.

Stakeholders in the live music industry are encouraged to attend. Register here; space is limited.

For more information, please contact:
Victoria Shepherd, Director of Operations
Canadian Live Music Association

About the Canadian Live Music Association:

The Canadian Live Music Association represents concert promoters, festivals, talent agencies, venues, clubs, arenas, performing arts centres, ticketing companies, other organizations and suppliers to live music from across Canada. Its mission is to entrench the economic, social and cultural value of live music – creating the conditions for concerts to thrive, from coast to coast to coast.