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Katherine Carleton, Orchestras Canada’s executive director, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.  A respected arts manager and an accomplished musician, she has been at the helm of Orchestras Canada since 2005.  Before coming to Orchestras Canada, Ms. Carleton was executive director of the Kingston Symphony, the Nova Scotia Symphony and […]


From OCKitchener2016: From Inclusion to Equity: A Paradigm for Positioning Diversity as a Catalyst of Artistic and Organizational Enrichment Workshop lead by Michele Decottignies The objectives of this workshop were to: “Provide an in-depth overview of an Equity & Diversity Framework that gives us all a shared vocabulary, a shared analysis and a shared process.” “Offer […]


From OCKitchener 2016: Presentation by Namita Desai and John Romeo of Oliver Wyman From the study: “Customized subscriptions are prospering because the dynamics of choice have shifted in their favor. Customers today want flexibility, personalization, and relationships with vendors. Because of that, choose-your-own options could become one third of all subscriptions by 2017.” Namita Desai, author of the study […]


When a deficit occurs, conquering it may become the top priority. In order to communicate the situation effectively to board and staff – and to strategize effectively – it’s important to understand how the situation arose. This webinar will consider types of deficits (e.g. structural vs. situational) and strategies for eliminating them over a do-able […]


Well-understood policies and procedures are the scaffolding for sound financial management. This webinar will address high-level stuff that may seem so obvious that it’s never stated – such as, our policy is to approve the budget before the start of the new fiscal year, and that revenues should exceed expenses. It will also pin down […]


When you’re preparing for your board meeting, how can you tell which items on your financial statements require the most attention? In particular, are there any red flags? This webinar will discuss how to identify significant numbers and key indicators of financial health using two to three concepts each from Balance Sheet and Income Statement […]