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Ontario Arts Council

Engagement Meetings

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), is hosting engagement meetings to provide an opportunity for Indigenous partners across Ontario to learn more about the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) and provide feedback on the proposed program design.


You are invited to attend the meeting closest to your location.


Meeting schedule

March 2
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thunder Bay
March 8
Baggage Building Arts Centre
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Sioux Lookout
March 9
Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


March 28
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Six Nations of the Grand River
March 29
Six Nations Polytechnic
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Please note that OAC will be in other locations attending meetings and events.

Is there funding to cover travel expenses?

Yes, funding is available to cover travel and accommodation costs (e.g., mileage, parking, flights, hotel, and meals). Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with Ontario’s Travel, Meal, and Hospitality Expenses Directive.


Participants must book their own travel and accommodation and must retain original receipts in order to be reimbursed.

Travel and accommodations must be preapproved to be eligible for reimbursement. 


For all questions related to travel (including the reimbursement process) or if you have accessibility needs that require accommodation, please contact:

Isidra Cruz
Associate Indigenous Arts Officer
416-969-7454 | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7454


If you would like to schedule a meeting in your region, please contact:

Darlene Naponse
Indigenous Community Engagement Developer

Can’t attend a meeting but want to give feedback on the Indigenous Culture Fund program design?

Click here to review the proposed framework and fill out the ICF Feedback Form

For more information about the Indigenous Culture Fund:

Kerry Swanson
Associate Director of Granting, Ontario Arts Council
416-646-7469 | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7469