Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA)

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406 –130 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E2

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The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts is a not-for-profit, non-partisan member-based orga­ni­za­tion that rep­re­sents the inter­ests of over 400,000 artists, cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als from all dis­ci­plines of the nation’s vast arts, cul­ture and her­itage com­mu­nity. As the national con­vener, the CCA pro­vides sup­port for col­lab­o­ra­tive lead­er­ship for the Cana­dian cul­tural sector.


The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts is the national forum link­ing the arts, cul­ture and her­itage com­mu­ni­ties in Canada. Through research, analy­sis, and pub­lic dis­cus­sion, we pro­mote the adop­tion of cul­tural poli­cies needed for the vital­ity of the Cana­dian cul­tural sector.


The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts plays a unique role in the Cana­dian arts, cul­ture and her­itage sec­tor. It is the focal point where issues rel­e­vant to the Cana­dian arts, cul­ture and her­itage sec­tor are iden­ti­fied and debated and through which sound cul­tural poli­cies are pro­moted. We build and sup­port strate­gic part­ner­ships and alliances, facil­i­tate the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of com­mon pri­or­i­ties and act as a cat­a­lyst for change.

To ful­fill the mis­sion, we:

OBSERVE, analyse, con­duct research and report on com­mon issues and priorities;

CONNECT the cul­tural sec­tor with other networks;

CONVENE and pro­vide sup­port for col­lec­tive lead­er­ship in debat­ing, craft­ing and pro­mot­ing cul­tural policies;

CHAMPION com­mon posi­tions on issues of national impor­tance that affect the cul­tural sector.