What’s New

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 […]


Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser comes to the Orchestras Canada board from a varied career as a music director, performer and music educator. He is currently the Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador with Symphony Nova Scotia, conducting ballet, pops, family and outreach concerts with the orchestra. Prior to this he also held assistant positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo […]


As summer draws to a close, we are writing to update you on OC’s recent advocacy work with the federal government. In July, we surveyed members to affirm the sector’s main federal public policy priorities. Not surprisingly, ensuring that the Government of Canada follows through on its full commitment to increased funding to the Canada […]


As part of our National Conference in May, we held a panel discussion on how orchestras can prevent, react and recover from workplace harassment. The moderator of this panel was Marca Strategy‘s Luiza Campos, who also runs the A branded world podcast. The first part of this discussion was featured in the latest episode of her podcast, and […]


How might we co-create a culture of inclusion with our patrons? This was the inspiring question posed by three passionate and knowledgeable panelists at the recent Canadian Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference in Toronto, presented by ArtsReach. You can find the PowerPoint slide deck from this presentation here. April Moon (Associate Director of Audience Services, Canadian Stage) provided […]


The award recognizes Tovey’s long history of leadership in the Canadian orchestral community Bramwell Tovey is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2018. Maestro Tovey will receive the award at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s June 30th outdoor concert, the first of three performances at the Olympic Plaza on the Canada Day […]