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Kirsten Gunter

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

Shoshana Wasser

Senior 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 14, 2019
The 2019 winners of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced today at Scarborough’s Eastview Public School – a school with a large Indigenous community, offering Ojibwa language instruction and other Indigenous programming.   The winn...
June 7, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors welcomed two new board members. Mount Albert, Ontario, resident Susan Lahey and Toronto-based Dani Peters have both been recently appointed to the OAC board.   Susan Lahey Susan is President of Eastern Art Consul...
May 28, 2019
Toronto-based scenic artist Ksenia Ivanova was announced today as the recipient of the 2019 Pauline McGibbon Award . She received the award this morning at the news conference for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards , which took place at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre.   ...
May 7, 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 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 2019 winners will be decided by t...
April 23, 2019
The  Board of Directors of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has announced the search for OAC’s next CEO in preparation for a smooth transition when current Director & CEO Peter Caldwell steps down in December 2019, after eight years as head of the organization. Caldwell ...
February 19, 2019
Have you ever wondered what makes a successful community arts project? What are the essential components to begin with? And how do all participants ensure that their needs and goals are met?   As a complement to our popular community-engaged arts workbook, Framing Comm...
February 14, 2019
Attention, applicants to Artists in Communities and Schools Projects ! As you’re preparing your 2019 submissions, we would like to highlight a few changes to this program’s application and assessment.   1. New deadline dates There will be three program deadlines in 20...
January 16, 2019
David Tsubouchi of Baltimore, Ontario, was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors in mid-December 2018.   David is a former Ontario cabinet minister and MPP for Markham. Notably, he served as Ontario’s Minister of Culture under Premier Ernie Eve...
January 7, 2019
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Erika Iserhoff has been appointed OAC’s new Indigenous Arts Officer . Erika succeeds long-time OAC Indigenous Arts Officer Sara Roque, who stepped down in 2018.   Most recently, Erika was the Grants Facilitat...
November 21, 2018
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) today announced Charlene Pauls as the recipient of the 2018 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting . She will receive the award at the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth ’s 25th annual Come Together in Song concert at ClearView Church...
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