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Sector News - November 2018

Sector News - November 2018

05 November 2018  

Newmarket's Catholic High School Scores Regional Arts Program

In a unanimous decision, the 10-trustee York Catholic board voted to support McNicol’s motion that would see the board’s only Catholic high school in Newmarket develop a four-year specialized regional arts program to advance students’ talents and abilities in that area. Read More

Michael Tibollo named new Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport

Michael Tibollo, an MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, will now take the position of Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport trading places with Minister Sylvia Jones who will now become Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Read More

SpaceFinder Now Available in French

ArtsBuild Ontario, in partnership with Fractured Atlas, shared the exciting news that SpaceFinder across Canada is now available to renters in both French and English. This resource is now offered to artists and creative spaces in both languages. Read More

ABO Welcomes Patricia McKinna as Executive Director

ArtsBuild Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of performing arts professional Patricia McKinna as Executive Director. Patricia will be responsible for strategic leadership, human and financial resources, program support and relationship building and management. As manager, producer and consultant she brings considerable experience with both new and heritage performance spaces including Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall and Temerty Theatre at The Royal Conservatory of Music's TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (as founding GM of RCM Performing Arts). She holds undergraduate degrees from Mount Allison University, a graduate degree from UOttawa, a diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music, and certificates from Mount Allison, La Sorbonne. Patricia can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 519.880.3670 ext 102

Ontario Association of Art Galleries 41st OOAG Awards

The 2018 Awards are coming up soon! On Monday, November 19, 2018 the ceremony and reception for the 41st annual OAAG Awards will be held at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto for the second year running. This is a night to celebrate and network with your colleagues around the province. Read More

Charities are a critical part of society, but new trends are putting the sector at risk.

Canada Helps recently launched their second annual Giving ReportWorking with Imagine Canada, the report uncovers a growing “giving gap” and examines new trends and insights around Canada’s changing charitable sector.As a trusted charity for over 18 years, CanadaHelps uncovered a sharp decline in giving in the 2017 Giving Report. Their 2018 Giving Report digs into how Canadians give and where the money goes. Download the full report today for a detailed look at Canada’s charitable sector, its impact, and the state of giving in Canada.

The Cultural Awakening of Toronto’s Suburbs

As a champion of the arts and culture in Toronto, Artscape CEO Tim Jones was invited by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at University of Toronto, to share his thoughts on urban and community development as part of its Bold Election Ideas series. These 15 short pre-election papers, tapedp the ideas of some of Toronto’s most respected leaders, encouraging discussion and offering some interesting solutions. In his article, The Cultural Awakening of Toronto’s Suburbs, Jones argues that the time has come to unleash the cultural potential that already exists in our city’s suburbs, and outlines how it can be done. Read More




The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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