At Orchestras Canada, we believe that orchestras matter. We focus on issues affecting orchestras’ community vitality and artistic excellence, including arts funding, tax policy, and live performing arts’ place in Canada’s diplomatic efforts.

Each year we:

  • Consult with our members and achieve consensus on key issues and potential solutions
  • Make the case for Canadian orchestras to federal MPs, senators, and senior policy officials
  • Develop resources that orchestras can use in their own advocacy work at local, provincial and national levels
  • Represent orchestras’ interests in consultation exercises affecting arts, not-for-profit and charitable groups
  • Engage in joint action with groups with complementary interests, including the Canadian Arts Coalition and Imagine Canada, among others

Advocacy News

Access resources and templates that will help you advocate on behalf of your orchestra to federal, provincial or local decision-maker.

Latest News and Resources

Advocacy Committee

  • Andrew Bennett (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony), chair
  • Jean R. Dupré (Orchestre Métropolitain)
  • Melanie Gattiker (Lethbridge Symphony)
  • Natalie Rousseau (Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières)
  • Roberta Smith (Toronto Symphony Orchestra)
  • Harry Swain (Victoria Symphony)
  • Vicki Young (Manitoba Chamber Orchestra)
  • Katherine Carleton (Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada), ex officio