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Annual Public Meeting

St. John's community dancers, Sunrise Ceremony at the Festival of New Dance 2015
St. John's community dancers, Sunrise Ceremony at the Festival of New Dance 2015 Photo: Carl Hansen

Learn about Canada Council’s work in the last year, and what lies ahead.

Thank you for joining us at our Annual Public Meeting

Our Annual Public Meeting was held on January 17, 2017

It has been a big year at the Canada Council for the Arts! To kick off 2017 and a special 60th anniversary year, we invited Canadians to join us for a look back at some of our recent activities and also to what lies ahead. Our Chair, Pierre Lassonde, and our Director and CEO, Simon Brault, presented highlights from our work and took questions live and online.

Cris Derksen
Award winning and Juno nominated Canadian Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen, acclaimed Anishinaabe Hoop Dancer Nimkii Osawamick, and award winning drummer Jesse Baird

What's an Annual Public Meeting (APM) and why hold one?

An APM is a legal requirement for the Canada Council, as a Crown Corporation. More than that, we see it as a great opportunity to share annual updates with the arts community, and Canadians generally. We want you to see and hear first-hand how we’re progressing on our strategic priorities and work supporting the arts.

The values that guide our work

Transparency, accountability and accessibility are values that guide our work. To that end, we livestream and livetweet this event each year. We always include a Q&A period so that you have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.