Recommendations for the 2017 Federal Budget

As we have in previous years, the Canadian Arts Coalition will submit a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance. Making a pre-budget submission is a great opportunity to share with our government what our industry needs are, and to have our voice be heard. The Canadian Arts Coalition steering committee recently met to discuss […]

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Have your say as the Government of Canada develops Phase 2 of the $120 billion infrastructure plan.

Have Your Say on Canada’s Infrastructure Plan

The Government of Canada has laid out a plan to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years and Phase 1 is already underway. As Infrastructure Canada plans for Phase 2, it is seeking input from communities, stakeholders, and Canadians through the new website, The Government of Canada is interested […]

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News from the Canadian Content Consultation

The announcement of the cultural policy advisory group was the subject of much discussion, including an open letter led by CARFAC. The Coalition heard your feedback and took it to a meeting with the Minister’s office. We were reassured that: the consultation will include several different ways to participate, including in-person and online components this […]

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Drop the Mic. What can we learn from arts advocacy?

This post, written by Tara Mazurk, originally appeared on the Imagine Canada blog.   Articulating a policy ask might feel like those first overwhelming moments in front of a blank canvas. First, you need a surge of inspiration and only then, can you begin to sketch out an idea, erase and sketch again, refine and […]

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