Amy Mushinski, Associate Director, Public Affairs, The Canadian Opera Company, joined the Canadian Opera Company as Public Affairs Manager in August 2006, and in 2017 assumed her current role of Associate Director, Public Affairs. She was previously with the Dominion Institute (Historica Canada), a small not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, dedicated to creating active and informed citizens through greater knowledge and appreciation of the Canadian story. Her responsibilities with the COC include advocacy, grant writing, community and sector relations, and liaising with the three levels of government that support the company. Miss Mushinski is an active board member of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and Chair of TAPA’s advocacy committee, leading municipal advocacy efforts in support of the arts and culture in Toronto. After graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Miss Mushinski worked for the Government of Ontario.