Advocacy Resources

Click here for a PDF version of this submission Click here to download a letter template to your MP Executive Summary Orchestras Canada is grateful for the opportunity to contribute the perspectives of our 130 member orchestras to the Government of Canada 2021 pre-budget consultations. The pandemic has profoundly affected all Canadians. Our orchestras are […]


Advocacy Update While Orchestras Canada’s Advocacy Committee has been quiet in recent months, the group (now chaired by OC Board Member Maxime Lataille from the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal) has been hard at work behind the scenes, engaging with decision-makers and submitting briefs as part of a range of consultative processes at the Federal level. […]


Image: Timmins Symphony Orchestra, Credit: Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu Download a template cover letter View this letter as a PDF Regarding the study of the recommendations relating to the Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on certain sectors of the economy – Culture and Heritage sector. Summary Ontario orchestras […]


We encourage you to download the PDF of this brief and to share it with your MP. Download Brief PDF A template for a cover letter email is also available for your use here: Download Cover Letter Summary Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada is pleased to participate in this consultation. We represent the perspectives of 130 Canadian […]


Download as PDF May 8th, 2020 Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada (OC) is the national association for Canadian orchestras, representing over 130 groups from coast to coast, ranging from volunteer-driven community ensembles to youth and training orchestras to nationally and internationally-renowned groups. Our mandate includes advocacy, convening, research and knowledge-sharing, and we work in close collaboration with […]


Download Letter PDF Sent by email to the Honourable Lisa Macleod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries. Dear Minister Macleod: I am writing to thank you most sincerely for your advocacy on behalf of your Ministry’s many and varied stakeholders: as you’ve emphasized in your town hall meetings, Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism, and […]


We encourage you to download the PDF of this letter and to share it with your MP. Download Letter PDF A template for a ‘cover letter’ email is also available for your use here: Download Cover Letter Sent by email to: The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage; The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of […]


As part of our advocacy work, we’ve prepared a leave-behind document, useful for meetings with federal and provincial members of parliament, or indeed for any meeting where you’re hoping to demonstrate the value of orchestras to a decision-maker. This document also highlights some key facts about orchestras in Canada, and summarizes our four most recent […]