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  • CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities


    Photo: Leilani Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty, which won a key Charter challenge in court this week regarding how much political activity a charity can engage in. A judge ruled the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression means there can be no limits. (Idil Mussa/CBC News)

    An Ontario judge has pulled the rug out from the Canada Revenue Agency's political-activity audits of Canadian charities, ruling the Income Tax Act infringes on the constitutional right to free expression.

    Monday's ruling immediately quashes a longstanding rule limiting to 10 per cent the resources any Canadian charity is permitted to devote to political activities.

    The decision by Justice Edward Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is a reprieve for the tiny Ottawa group that launched the challenge — Canada Without Poverty — which has been under formal notice of losing its charitable status since 2016.

    Read the full article HERE 

  • Ballet Edmonton launches new season with name, creative and professional association changes


    "We want to proudly say to the city, 'we are your ballet company', and with all these other changes it seemed like the right time to change the name itself.” - Sheri Sommerville, executive director, Ballet Edmonton

    So long Citie Ballet.

    Hello Ballet Edmonton.

    The city’s oldest contemporary ballet company has re-positioned itself with a new name and several new professional associations.

    As the former Citie Ballet – now Ballet Edmonton – takes a name change the company will also start a new partnership with the Fine Arts & Communications Faculty at MacEwan University involving a performance space and other possible collaborations. Finally, Ballet Edmonton has announced that one of Canada’s most acclaimed choreographers Wen Wei Wang will take over as its new artistic director for the 2018-2019 season. Details of several shows for that season were also part of a recent announcement.

    Continue reading the full article HERE

  • Salaries in the arts have decreased since 2008/ Dans les arts, les salaires ont diminué depuis 2008


    The Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage today released the 2017 National Compensation Study - For Managerial and Administrative Positions in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations, an update to a similar study in 2008 and before that, in 2003. The full report is available on both the Canada Council website and at

    The findings show there have been only minimal compensation improvements, particularly for the small and mid-sized organizations which make up the majority of the arts organizations in the sector - and in fact, over the nine-year period since 2008, real wages actually decreased.

    For more information, continue reading HERE


    Le Conseil des arts du Canada et le ministère du Patrimoine canadien dévoilent aujourd'hui L'étude nationale sur la rémunération 2017 - Gestion et administration des organismes artistiques sans but lucratif, une mise à jour d'études similaires réalisées en 2008 et en 2003. Vous trouverez le document complet de l'étude sur le site Web du Conseil des arts du Canada ainsi que sur le site Web du CRHSC

    Les conclusions de l'étude montrent qu'il n'y a eu que de très faibles améliorations dans la rémunération, particulièrement dans les petits et moyens organismes qui constituent la majorité des organismes du secteur culturel - en fait, au cours des neuf ans qui se sont écoulés depuis 2008, les salaires réels ont diminué.

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  • Cultural Hubs or Community Hubs? // Centres culturels ou centres communautaires?


    by Frédéric Julien

    March 29, 2018
    - Today, the Canadian Arts Coalition was appearing before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as the part of the Study on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in Canada.

    The Co-Chairs of the Coalition, Kate Cornell and Frédéric julien, presented a testimony inspired by the 2016 infrastructure brief. The testimony highlighted the need for affordable housing for artists in cultural districts, the need for greater coordination between the federal government and the provinces on cultural infrastructure, and the need for specific funding for the maintenance of cultural spaces, both old and new. The testimony also paid particular considerations to infrastructure needs in underserved communities: rural and remote communities, Francophone minorities, and Indigenous communities.

    For more information, read more HERE

    Read the Testimony on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts

    Listen to the meeting (at 9:57:15)

    by Frédéric Julien

    29 mars 2018 - Aujourd’hui, la Coalition canadienne des arts comparaissait devant le Comité permanent du Patrimoine canadien dans le cadre de l’étude sur les Centres culturels et districts culturels au Canada.

    Les coprésidents de la Coalition, Kate Cornell et Frédéric Julien, ont présenté un témoignage inspiré du mémoire de 2016 sur les infrastructures. Ce témoignage mettait en exergue les besoins en logement social pour les artistes dans les districts culturels, la nécessité d’une meilleure coordination entre les paliers de gouvernements qui investissent dans l’infrastructure culturelle, ainsi que le besoin d’un financement dédié à l’entretien des espaces culturels, les neufs comme les vieux. Le témoignage accordait aussi une attention particulière aux besoins en infrastructures dans les communautés rurales et éloignées, dans les communautés de langue officielle en milieu minoritaire, ainsi que dans les communautés autochtones.

    Lire le témoignage

    Écouter la comparution (à 9:57:15)

  • Call for Proposals: 10th Anniversary HDC Annual Conference 2018


    Healthy Dancer Canada invites presenters to submit proposals to their 10th Anniversary Conference 2018, Create, Communicate, Collaborate to be held on September 28th - 30th at the Harbourfront Centre. Consider taking part in fostering and facilitating communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers. 

    Download the Call for Proposal guidelines for more information. 


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