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What’s New

Each year, Orchestras Canada collects and collates financial information and audience numbers from member orchestras and produces a detailed Comparative Report which is then shared among all the participating orchestras. The Summaries are created from the detailed information in the Comparative Report. They provide business snapshots of the Canadian orchestra industry in overview. Detailed information from […]


Thanks to our master statistician, C. Stephen Smith, and the efforts of orchestra people coast to coast, Orchestras Canada has just published the 2017-18 Comparative Report. Each year, Steve collects financial information and audience numbers from member orchestras and produces a detailed Comparative Report, which is then shared with participating orchestras. Summary information by region […]


At Orchestras Canada’s Ontario Music Directors’ Meeting on January 19th, we welcomed Carol Kehoe as a special guest. Carol has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles at arts organizations such as Museum London, the Grand Theatre, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir, where she has recently been appointed […]


Esprit Orchestra’s Ontario150 Community Celebration Program, Ontario Resonance, engaged, nurtured, and promoted a young group of composers, musicians, and students in a project that created awareness of Ontario as a vibrant place to live through new orchestral compositions combined with innovative explorations in sound. Esprit engaged a group of Ontario emerging composers and partnered them […]


In November 2018, members of Orchestras Canada’s Advocacy Committee met with their Members of Parliament to deliver a united message for Canadian orchestras. These meetings were the first phase of an ambitious effort to engage as many of you as possible in meeting with your MPs to share collective messages about the value of orchestras, […]


Slide Deck Available Here Canadian Opera Company Case Study Available Here At Orchestras Canada’s Ontario Small Budget Orchestras Workshop on November 3rd, we heard from Phil Stephens, an experienced arts marketer and fundraiser who has worked with a number of Toronto-area arts organizations including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry Opera, and the Toronto Bach Festival. Phil addressed […]


At Orchestras Canada’s Ontario Small Budget Orchestras Workshop on November 3, we heard from lawyer Ryan Prendergast, of Carters Professional Corporation. Ryan has extensive experience in providing corporate and tax advice to charities and non-profit organizations, and he led a lively session on the legalities of collecting, protecting and working with patron information. The slide deck from […]


Our friends at the Cultural Human Resources Council have recently released a new tool on Workplace Harassment and Violence, as part of their HR Management Toolkit. This important work has been done to help managers in the cultural sector to create more respectful workplaces. The Workplace Harassment and Violence tool is available for free download on […]


On October 2, the Canadian Arts Coalition organized a highly successful Arts Day on Parliament Hill, where arts advocates from across the country came together to meet with Members of Parliament and to promote the arts. OC’s Executive Director Katherine Carleton was one of more than 100 advocates who took part. The participants in this […]


Cheryl is currently the Manager of Community Sport Development at Sask Sport Inc. and resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She oversees a number of projects using a community-based approach that has been effective in contributing to health and well-being in communities throughout Saskatchewan. She joined the Orchestras Canada board in June, 2018 and is currently a […]