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About the Equity Office

The Equity Office advances the principle of equity. It works to increase equity of access to Canada Council’s grants and services. It...

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Honouring Geoff McMurchy

The Canada Council is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Deaf and disability arts pioneer Geoff McMurchy and sends condolences...

Caption: South North Griots Summit Team: Dwayne Morgan, Motion, Nth Dgri, Eddy DaOriginalone. Photo: Dwayne Morgan

Anticipating a Movement in the Art of Spoken Word

The South-North Griots Summit, held on May 28-31 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, received support from the Canada Council through the Equity Office (Cultivate Initiative), the Audience and Market Development Office and the Writing and Publishing Section. Spoken word artist Saada Branker...

Artist Story

MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre breaks down barriers

Alito Alessi’s quote “All bodies speak. Everyone has a story to tell,” sums up the philosophy of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre. Bringing together artists with and without disability, the Alberta company creates initiatives and dance-theatre performances that remove barriers. In 2012, with Canada Council support, MoMo organized a conference for companies integrating the practices of differently abled participants. Its goal: to build a strong national network…

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Bob Frazer and Marc Senior in the Realwheels production Whose Life is it Anyway? Photo: Tim Matheson

Congratulations to Realwheels Theatre

Realwheels Theatre’s production of Whose Life is it Anyway? has been nominated for six Jessie awards as part of the 32nd annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Realwheels is a Vancouver-based, professional theatre company that produces performances that deepen the audience’s understanding of the disability experience. 

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Deaf and Disability Arts

With the Canada Council's publication of the Moving Forward: Strategic Plan 2008-11, disability was named as a new area of exploration...

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Past recipients

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Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story

Dancestry

Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

News Release

Pierre Lassonde named New Chair of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts

Mr. Lassonde assumes the role immediately for a 5-year term. He was selected after a comprehensive search, following the death of former Chair Joseph L. Rotman in January.

Research

Maps of Canada Showing Canada Council funding by Province and Territory

Statistical research and analysis regarding Canada Council funding programs, grant recipients and...