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Professional Standards for Dance

Section 7 - Health

7. Health

CADA/East urges its members to keep their provincial health coverage up-to-date, have a family doctor, and to buy extended health coverage under the AFBS Arts and Entertainment Plan or other. This insurance plan is available to you through your CADA/East and CDA membership and is also available through membership in other Arts Service Organizations (ASOs). We encourage you to include short-term disability insurance in the coverage you choose. You must purchase your Arts and Entertainment Plan or other coverage separately to your membership.

We also encourage members to join a local association specialized in dance medicine. Toronto-based members may wish to avail themselves of services at the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, including the nurse practitioner and/or the Joysanne Sidimus Subsidy Fund. If you do not have a family doctor, the nurse practitioner can refer you for services they cannot provide themself.

Further, we recommend that when you are working in remote locations, that you include in your contract, provisions regarding the cost of travel to health care practitioners in the event of an injury or illness on the job. If you are injured in rehearsal and the nearest physiotherapist, massage therapist or chiropractor is many kilometres away, who will pay for your travel costs there? 

See Working Abroad also if relevant.

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