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A statement on the occasion of the George Floyd Memorial Day of Enlightenment

It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing horror, propelling a broad societal investigation into how racism, white privilege and oppression are active in our societies and respective sectors. The Association for Opera in Canada…

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The Opera Outlook: an all-member sector update

Reflecting on a challenging year, Striving for a better future APRIL 29, 2:00PM- 3:30PM Join Association for Opera in Canada for an all-member sector update one year into the pandemic. REGISTER NOW! NOTE: This is a member event. Membership available…

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Programs & Awards

LINK Emerging Artist Program

The LINK Program (Leadership, Innovation, Networking, Knowledge) is a new professional development series designed to help artists at all stages feel more confident pursuing multifaceted careers.

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National Opera Directors Recognition Award

The annual National Opera Directors Recognition Award program honours one opera company board member for exemplary leadership and support on behalf of their respective opera company within their community.

The selected honouree is celebrated in their community in addition to a special dinner in New York City in February, where they are joined by the US recipients of the National Opera Trustee Recognition Award.

The deadline to nominate a board member for this award will be announced soon. Please submit the completed nomination form to Christina Loewen in Word or PDF format.

Award Nomination Form

Networking & Uniting Initiatives provides a united voice to governments and policy makers at all levels. Through ongoing relationship building, networking and appropriate interventions, works to ensure that the interests of its members and the broader Canadian opera sector are understood and considered.

Through various initiatives, endeavours to raise the profile of the Canadian opera sector with its various stakeholders, including funders, opera audiences and the general public.

Prebudget 2020 Standing Finance Committee Review