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As part of its 2021-26 Strategic Plan, the Canada Council has committed to encouraging the development of innovative business models and supporting the ongoing digital transformation of the sector. 

The Council is launching two new digital initiatives to help foster this growth:

September means “back to school” but for many, it also means “back to dance”. Dancers need to create, and students need to experience the joy of dance – now more than ever. With COVID-19, provincial regulations continue to evolve (including an Ontario vaccine mandate announced today), you need to apply the requirements to your unique circumstances. Here are some recommendations for planning.

The Federal Election is coming up and artists need to know how each party's platform will impact their lives and livelihoods.

The Government of Canada has announced that it will extend COVID-19 benefits and business supports.   These extensions include:


Dance Ontario Annual General Meeting


In January 2022, Hope Muir will assume the artistic leadership of The National Ballet of Canada. She brings curiosity, an instinct for collaboration and an abiding love for new work and the creative process, rooted in her international career as a dancer, guest teacher, stager, rehearsal director and artistic leader. Since 2017, Hope has been Artistic Director of Charlotte Ballet where she has rebuilt the repertoire with new work and underpinned it with a commitment to strong classical training.

July 9, 2021 -  
Workshop on Health and Safety in Dance with Janet Sellery

Dancing through Challenging Times with Janet Sellery

Celebrating Indigenous History Month

June is Indigenous History Month. We recognize the First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people who have helped shape the dance community today and celebrate Ontario's dance artists of Indigenous descent.

Celebrate with us by watching, participating and learning with the following events: