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The Opera Civic Impact Framework

The Opera Civic Impact Framework is the result of a five-year strategic plan, Charting our Civic Impact, and reflects existing civic practices in the Canadian opera sector. It is designed to capture impact data in an iterative way, supporting the opera sector’s commitment to creating strong and positive civic impact in communities across Canada and across five major civic impact Themes: Experience, Education, Access, Community, and Truth and Reconciliation

Civic Impact Framework Full Report


Opera’s Civic Impact: An Evidence Base

Between 2021 and 2022, seven opera companies in Canada participated in data collection efforts, deploying a total of 400 surveys that were completed by participants and audience members attending the opera performances and programs during the pandemic.

Report: The Civic Impact of Opera

Powered by Arts Impact

An Evaluation Toolkit of practical impact measurement ideas, tools and resources, including a searchable database of common outcomes related to arts impact work and corresponding indicators and questions so you can build their own impact measurement tools.


Opera Bonds

Exploring the potential intersection between the world of impact investing and opera’s civic impact, in partnership with Social Innovation Canada.


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Announcing the Opera Civic Impact Framework

For Immediate Release January 6, 2020 At the start of their milestone 20th Anniversary, Opera.ca announced the Opera Civic Impact Framework, a result of their 5-year strategic plan called "Charting Our Civic Impact". Developed in conjunction with Good Roots Consulting...

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A collaboration with Mass Culture What would an Arts Impact Community look like? What would it need to gain buy-in and be shaped by its users, to be an equitable learning resource and system of support, to have a culture...

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Christina Loewen and Geoffrey Crossick speak on “Understanding the value of arts & culture”

Presented in partnership with Mass Culture Christina Loewen, Executive Director of Association for Opera in Canada, interviews Professor Geoffrey Crossick about his joint report with Dr. Patrycja Kaszynska, "Understanding the value of arts & culture", which was funded by the...

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