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Kirsten Gunter

Director of Communications
416-969-7403
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403

Shoshana Wasser

Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
416-969-7434
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434

Haseena Jamal

Communications Assistant
416-961-1660 ext. 6297
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 6297

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June 20, 2018
The 2018 winners of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced today at Toronto’s Sprucecourt Public School . The winners were selected by two juries of young readers from the school – a jury of grade 3 and 4 students selected the recipient of th...
May 3, 2018
The shortlists for the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced today. The Schwartz Awards are the only Canadian literary award where student jurors work together to choose the winning books.   The 2018 winners will be decided by two stu...
May 3, 2018
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Sophie Edwards , who is based on Manitoulin Island/Mnidoo Mnising, has been hired as the new Northeastern Representative . Sophie takes over from Darlene Naponse, who was most recently OAC’s Indigenous Community Eng...
April 24, 2018
We must update Nova (our online granting system) from 8 p.m. ET on April 26, 2018 to 4 a.m. ET on April 27, 2018 . During this timeframe, you will not have access to Nova. If you are working on applications/assessments prior to this date and time, please ensure that y...
April 12, 2018
Earl Lee , of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Heinz Unger Award . This award is presented biennially to Canada’s most promising emerging conductor. It recognizes excellence in...
April 12, 2018
Staffing updates Kateri Gauthier , who was previously the Program Administrator for ICF (as well as for OAC’s Indigenous Arts and Multi- and Inter-Arts sections), has been promoted to ICF Outreach Coordinator . Kateri is Anishinaabekwe who was raised in Niswaakamog (Su...
April 9, 2018
Ontario Supporting New and Innovative Programs for Seniors and their Families Ontario’s Minister of Seniors Affairs, Dipika Damerla, was at the Good Companions Seniors' Centre in Ottawa today to announce this year's Seniors Community Grant recipients. Minister Damerla also a...
March 12, 2018
Sudbury-based Josée Forest-Niesing was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Board of Directors in January 2018.   Josée is a lawyer and a former partner in the firm Lacroix Forest LLP, where she specialized in family law, civil litigation, education law an...
March 2, 2018
View an ASL version of this information This bulletin contains information on several topics: Changes to how arts grants are treated by the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) Grant-writing workshops and mentorship opportunitie...
February 27, 2018
Statistics Canada 's release of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2016 provides insight into the economic contribution of arts and culture in Ontario and across Canada. Read more about the Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture in Ontario .
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