English Language Arts Network
An artists’ network, ELAN provides support, services and networking opportunities to English-speaking artists of all disciplines in all regions of Quebec, enabling them to share resources, ideas and inspiration. ELAN helps artists to promote their work, and to achieve greater recognition and visibility, and its collaboration with sister organizations enlarges the coordination of professional development and mentorship opportunities.
Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network
QAHN is a non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization engaged with its members in promoting preservation of the built, cultural and natural heritage of Quebec. QAHN aims to advance knowledge of the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities by informing, inspiring and connecting people through its activities. QAHN encourages cooperation, communication among members, and assists member societies and organizations to obtain resources and related services for their activities and facilities.
Quebec Drama Federation
The QDF exists to encourage and maintain English-language theatre in Quebec by providing leadership in promotion, development, and support. QDF represents and lobbies on behalf of companies and individuals involved in English-language theatre, develops new audiences by promoting English-language theatre, and creates a network for its members and provides them with specialized resources to facilitate career and creative development in all aspects of theatre arts. QDF is currently working on the creation of a theatre touring network.
Quebec Writers’ Federation
QWF exists to provide tangible community support for the promotion and encouragement of English language literary arts within the province; to recognize the achievements of Quebec's English language writers through the establishment of annual literary awards; to undertake activities which will increase public awareness of the literary arts and of literary institutions within the province; and to apply for, raise and receive grants, bequests, legacies and devices and to hold, administer, invest, expand or deal with the same in furtherance with the purposes of the Society.
Blue Metropolis Foundation
Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit and charitable organization that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing. The Foundation produces multilingual literary activities, such as the Blue Met International Literary Festival, the Blue Met Children’s Festival, and education programmes for young people.
Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation
Receives funds from Canadian Heritage
CEDEC acts as a catalyst for positive change in the community! Their employees and volunteers work to organize and motivate people to take ownership of their communities. CEDEC continually builds awareness of resources in the community and identifies relevant potential partnerships that will enhance the vitality of the English-speaking community.
Community Health and Social Services Network
Receives funds from Health Canada in support of health and social services
Through a series of projects and partnerships that link community and public partners, the CHSSN works to strengthen networks at the local, regional and provincial level in order to address health determinants, influence public policy and develop services.
Community Learning Centres
Community Learning Centres are partnerships that provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of learners, their families, and the wider community. Their aim is to support the holistic development of citizens and communities.
Arts Network for Children & Youth
ANCY is a national non-profit community arts service organization. ANCY was established by a group of arts practitioners with a vision to develop sustainable arts programming for children and youth in communities across Canada. They support National Youth Arts Week which takes place May 1-7, 2012.
Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Network
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue and cooperation between the peoples of the world, based upon commonly shared values and respect for individual civilizations and cultures.
Writers’ Union of Canada
National organization based in Toronto. TWUC is a not-for-profit organization established in 1973 to support and advocate on behalf of Canada’s book published authors. The Union has more than 1800 members, and supports a National Public Readings Program.
Young Writers of Canada
Promote arts through youth writing contests.
About Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. A national Steering Committee, together with provincial committees (known as Provincial Task Forces) self-mobilize at the grassroots level to implement concurrent, annual, province-wide public participation events that take place throughout the country over the last weekend of September.
Through a variety of initiatives, Townshippers’ works to strengthen the community and culture of English-speaking Townshippers, open doors of opportunity for youth and promote access to health, social and other services in English. Townshippers’ also strives to encourage the active participation of English-speakers in all aspects of the greater community, in order to help the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships build bridges with their French-speaking neighbours. Every year they host Townshippers' Day in a different community.
Canadian Artists Representation / Le Front des Artistes Canadiens
CARFAC is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. Their mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes. In conjunction with CARCC, CARFAC produces the minimum fee schedule referenced in the artist relations section of the Tool Kit.
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
SOCAN is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. When hiring musicians to perform at your event, remember to ask if they are registered with SOCAN. If so, you may be required to pay an additional fee.
Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national arts funder. It awards grants, awards and prizes to professional artists and arts organizations in thousands of communities, allowing Canadians across the country to access the arts. They offer a Presenter's Handbook and Touring Handbook
Canadian Arts Presenting Association
About CAPACOA serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians.
Culture in the Schools Program
Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF)
To help teachers carry out stimulating projects and enable young people to explore the fascinating world of arts and culture, the two ministries [Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine] propose various activities throughout the school year and inspiring tools, organized under the theme Culture in the School, A Class Act.
Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation
Directory of about 1,700 artists, writers and organizations offering artistic workshops and cultural outings to students attending public and private schools, from the pre-school to secondary levels.
“Integrating the Cultural Dimension at School”
Customized Training Sessions available
For more information on workshops and training sessions available to help you integrate arts and culture into your school’s curriculum, contact the special arts education projects team at the following address:
For more information, see here and here.
PDIG (Professional Development and Innovations Grants)
Project grants are available for teachers, library personnel and administrators who are looking for ways to improve student achievement in Québec's English schools. Grants are available in the areas of Professional Development (for teachers/library personnel to improve pedagogical practices) and Innovation (for school teams to create systemic change within the school in order to promote student success). These grants are administered by the Direction des politiques et des projets (DPP), Secteur des services à la communauté anglophone et aux affaires autochtones (SSCAAA), and Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
ArtsSmarts is a national charity that supports, promotes and demonstrates the impact of the arts as a way of engaging students in 21st century life and learning. We aim to equip all young people in Canada with the creative skills and competencies needed to grow and excel.
ArtsSmarts focuses on the development of six core competencies of successful 21st Century learners. These are: Creativity, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Inquisitiveness, Expressiveness & Engagement. You can find more information about our approach to arts infused inquiry-based teaching and learning on our website.
New in Spring of 2012: an online toolkit for ArtsSmarts projects
LEARN is an educational foundation supported in part by funding from the Quebec-Canada Entente for Minority Language Education.
The Essor Recognition Awards
The Essor Recognition Awards are given out each year to recognize the excellence, efforts and enthusiasm of the educators and school authorities who help young people undertake innovative and imaginative projects at school.
Arts & Education Advocacy
Highlights from key national [American] research on arts education
Music Advocacy Facts and Statistics