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Shoshana Wasser

Senior Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
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Susan Lahey and Dani Peters appointed to the Ontario Arts Council board of directors

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 Lahey

Susan is President of Eastern Art Consultants Inc. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Asian art from Sotheby's School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England. Susan's interest in Chinese culture and its arts led her to Taipei, Taiwan, for two years studying at Stanford's Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at The National Taiwan University. (read more...)


Dani Peters

Dani Peters

Dani is the President of Magnet Strategy Group, a public affairs consulting practice with a presence in Toronto and Washington, D.C. She earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University and a Master of Arts in International Trade Policy from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey in California. A life-long lover of the arts, Dani studied both music and dance in her youth and regularly attends theatre performances throughout the year. (read more...)


“These two new members will bring a great deal of professional knowledge to their governance roles on the Ontario Arts Council board”, said Rita Davies, OAC Chair. “We have a hard-working board that has at its heart the very best interests of Ontario’s arts community.”


The Ontario Arts Council has a 12-member government-appointed board of directors that is responsible for oversight of OAC’s granting process, including policies and decision-making. In 2018-19, the Ontario Arts Council invested $61.1 million in 228 communities across Ontario through 2,252 grants to individual artists and 1,424 grants to organizations.


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Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications
416-969-7403 | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403