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Programs & Awards

Nicole McVan, MA (they/them)

Nicole McVan, MA (they/them)

Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE (she/her)

Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE (she/her)

Equity Readiness for Senior Leaders in Opera – With Nicole McVan and Tanya Rumble

Please note: This program is reserved for leaders at member organizations

We are delighted to be working with Nicole McVan and Tanya Rumble, both senior development and fundraising professional in the not-for-profit sector, who speak and write regularly on themes of equity, privilege, and power dynamics at industry events and conferences.

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Alden E. Habacon

Governance Series in Equity and Inclusive Practices for Opera Company Board Members – with Alden E. Habacon

Association for Opera in Canada is pleased to partner with Alden E. Habacon on the delivery of a three-part series in Equity and Inclusive Practices for Opera Company Board Members in 2021/22.

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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