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Results Announcement

Deadline Date: March 9, 2021
Bennett, Donna, Campbellford
Grit, Michael, Richmond Hill
Léonard, Mélanie, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Québec) / Sudbury
Patel, Pam, Kitchener
Rowe, Ebonnie, Toronto (written assessment)

Advisory panels 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:
Total Requested:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Total Recommended:
Against the Grain Theatre, Toronto, $27,645
Amabile Choirs of London, Canada, London, $22,984
Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, Toronto, $18,084
Amici Chamber Ensemble, Toronto, $6,818
Arraymusic, Toronto, $27,613
Ashkenaz Foundation, Toronto, $31,988
Bach Children's Chorus, Toronto, $12,112
Batuki Music Society, Toronto, $15,651
Canadian Children's Opera Company, Toronto, $19,347
Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Kingston, $14,506
Chinese Artists Society of Toronto, Toronto, $9,551
Chorus Niagara, St. Catharines, $17,466
Confluence Concerts, Toronto, $8,941
Continuum Contemporary Music, Toronto, $17,274
Elmer Iseler Singers, Toronto, $48,485
Esprit Orchestra, Toronto, $116,828
Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener, $11,291
Grand River Jazz Society, Kitchener, $19,245
Guelph Chamber Choir, Guelph, $6,928
Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Guelph, $20,286
Guelph Youth Singers, Guelph, $16,095
Hamilton Children's Choir, Hamilton, $20,796
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton, $104,172
Hannaford Street Silver Band, Toronto, $31,942
Kingston Symphony Association, Kingston, $68,150
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association, Kitchener, $356,532
London Symphonia, London, $25,355
MCS Chorus, Mississauga, $4,640
Music Gallery, Toronto, $44,762
Music TORONTO, Toronto, $36,800
Nagata Shachu, Toronto, $16,218
Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Toronto, $18,121
National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Toronto, $82,753
Neruda Arts, St Jacobs, $27,805
New Music Concerts, Toronto, $30,866
Niagara Symphony Orchestra, St. Catharines, $46,855
Numus Concerts, Waterloo, $19,766
Oakville Choir for Children & Youth, Oakville, $14,331
Ontario Philharmonic, Oshawa, $6,639
Opera Atelier, Toronto, $210,085
Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Toronto, $9,697
Ottawa Bach Choir, Ottawa, $7,070
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Ottawa, $39,400
Pax Christi Chorale, Toronto, $6,305
Peterborough Singers, Peterborough, $8,700
Raag-Mala Toronto, Toronto, $7,465
Sinfonia Toronto, Toronto, $17,271
Singing OUT! Toronto's LGBTQ+ Community Chorus, Toronto, $10,652
Small World Music, Toronto, $54,189
Soundstreams Canada, Toronto, $101,254
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, Toronto, $350,492
Tapestry Opera, Toronto, $116,828
The Art of Time Ensemble, Toronto, $35,805
The Elora Singers, Elora, $35,614
The Toronto Consort, Toronto, $25,570
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Ottawa, $18,487
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Thunder Bay, $216,131
Toronto Blues Society, Toronto, $25,961
Toronto Children's Chorus, Toronto, $52,850
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto, $43,920
Toronto Operetta Theatre, Toronto, $13,520
VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto, Toronto, $11,586
Voicebox: Opera in Concert, Toronto, $6,348
Wavelength Music Arts Projects, Toronto, $30,565
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Windsor, $194,226
Young Voices Toronto, Toronto, $11,635