March 25, 2021
Fraser, Scott, Toronto
Leith, Linda, Westmount (Quebec)
Reid, Nea, Waterdown
Advisory panels are used to provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2 and 3 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel.
To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure.
In 2021, OAC put a pause on the multi-year cycles of all operating programs. All applications were assessed by an advisory panel.
Number of Applications:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Toronto, $65,937
Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society, Toronto, $27,863
Eden Mills Writers' Festival, Eden Mills, $15,000
Kingston WritersFest, Kingston, $18,948
National Media Awards Foundation, Toronto, $8,850
Open Book Foundation, Picton, $11,675
Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, $39,141
Storytelling Toronto, Toronto, $34,492
Telling Tales, Waterdown, $20,000
The FOLD Foundation, Brampton, $25,000
The Word On The Street Toronto, Toronto, $31,678
Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, $31,854
Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Toronto, $109,911