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For general information about OAC programs please contact​ reception@arts.on.ca.

Ontario Arts Council
121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON  M4W 3M5

Phone: 416-961-1660 | 1-800-387-0058 (toll-free in Ontario)
 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OAC is closed on all statutory and civic holidays, and on Easter Monday, and Remembrance Day. OAC’s offices also close between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
 

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We welcome your questions, feedback and comments. Please complete our public feedback form to provide us with this information. 
 

Respect for OAC Staff

OAC staff are here to help by providing feedback and information on grants and services. However, OAC will not tolerate disrespectful behaviour or aggressive treatment by the public towards our staff who are fulfilling their duties. 

We acknowledge and recognize that granting programs are highly competitive and that it can be very disappointing when a grant application is not successful. Nonetheless, OAC will not accept behaviour such as raised voices, vulgar or aggressive language, negative comments regarding professional expertise or personal character, contact repeated beyond reason, or any type of threat. 

Any of these behaviours will not be tolerated and staff have been instructed to provide a warning and then disengage if the behaviour continues. Staff will also document the encounter in case further action is required.

We are here to serve the public, but not at the expense of the mental and physical well-being of our staff. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, feel free to contact us via the Public Feedback form on OAC’s website.


(B) = French/English Bilingual Staff
 

Executive Office

CEO
416-969-7458
Executive & Board Coordinator
 416-969-7416
Interim Executive & Board Coordinator
416-969-7406

Communications

Director of Public Affairs, Communications & Research
416-969-7457
 
Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
416-969-7434
Communications Coordinator (Project Management)
416-969-7462
Safaa Fateh - (B)
Communications Coordinator (Online)
416-969-7439
Nina Charest - (B)
Granting Content Coordinator
416-969-7417

 
Receptionist
416-961-1660
 

Granting Administration

Director of Granting
416-969-7428 
 
Associate Director of Granting
647-258-5077
Associate Director of Granting
416-969-7459
Amber Yared - (B)
Cross-Sectoral Associate Officer
416-969-7461
Interim Cross-Sectoral Associate Officer
437-538-3628
Granting Process Coordinator
647-258-5078
Interim Program Administrator
416-969-7451
Interim Program Administrator
416-969-7450
Program Administrator
416-646-7469 

Granting Areas/Programs


Arts Service Organizations (ASO)

Officer
416-646-7467
Program Administrator
416-969-7412

Awards

Officer
416-969-7423

Dance

Officer
416-969-7422

Deaf and Disability Arts

Program Administrator
416-969-7440

Engaging Communities and Schools

Program Officer
416-969-7448
Program Administrator
416-969-7401

Francophone Arts

Officer
416-969-7400
Program Administrator
416-969-7440

Indigenous Arts

Officer
416-969-7454
Program Administrator
437-538-3626

Literature

Officer
416-969-7438
Program Administrator
416-969-7432

Majors

Officer
416-969-7452
Program Administrator
416-969-7430

Media Arts

Officer
416-969-7427

Multi and Inter-Arts

Program Officer
416-969-7448
Gia Pereira - (B)
Program Administrator
416-969-7436

Music

Officer
416-969-7452
Officer
647-258-5076
Program Administrator
416-969-7430

Northern Arts

Northern Arts Representative

807-700-6227

Program Administrator
416-969-7401
 

Outreach and Development

Northern Arts Representative

807-700-6227


Skills and Careers Development


Theatre

Officer
416-969-7425
Program Administrator
416-969-7432

Touring

Officer
416-969-7422
Program Administrator
416-969-7412

Visual Arts and Craft

Officer
416-969-7447
Associate Officer
416-969-7419
Program Administrator
416-969-7455

Research

Associate Director of Research and Analysis
416-969-7446
Research Analyst
416-969-7445    
Granting Programs Coordinator
416-969-7404
Business Analyst
416-969-7463