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News 2018

Visitation and Memorial Service for George Blake


Arrangements entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm.

 Visitation will take place two hours prior to service time from 11-1pm. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm at Visitation Location

George Blake

George BlakeIt is with great sadness, we're sharing the news of the passing of SC-CC member George Blake on Wednesday night. George was 96 years old and lived a long, interesting, and colourful life. He was a supportive mentor and friend to many. He was a founding member of the Durham Folklore Society (now Durham Storytellers) since 1995. HOur condolences to his family and friend. He'll be greatly missed.

Radio Announcement

In order to improve your Storytellers of Canada Radio listening experience, we will be off-air for two day on January 15 and 16, 2018.

Healthy Habits for Artists Workshop - Toronto


Healthy Habits

January 25, 2018 | 12:30 – 4:00 pm | Artscape Youngplace (Queen St. and Ossington Ave)

This workshop addresses the fact that artistic practice can entail unhealthy habits. Facilitated by a registered dietitian and a physiotherapist, this workshop will help artists gain individual insight into their own habits in regards to diet, exercise and sleep.

OST Volunteer named Volunteer of the Year

Pat Holloway,
Ottawa Festivals Volunteer of the Year Winner
Ottawa StoryTellers (OST) volunteer, Pat Holloway, was named “Volunteer of the Year” at Ottawa Festivals’ Momentum613  on Friday, November 24. This award, open to all members of Ottawa Festivals Network, comes with a cash prize of $1000 donated by Scotia Wealth Management. 

World Storytelling Day Grants

World Storytelling Day Grants

SC-CC is now accepting proposals for grants to help cover costs for World Storytelling Day events! Get your submissions in by November 30th!

Learn more here:

Conference 2018 Call for Artist Proposals

Conference 2018 Call for Artist Proposals

 Storytellers of Canada- Conteurs du Canada

SC-CC Conference 2018 July 4-July 8

Peterborough, Ontario

Mnaadendamin bezhig miigo dibishkoo ezhi-min-dendimindwaa kina

The Honour of One is the Honour of All

L'honneur de l'un est l'honneur de tous


The 2018 SC-CC conference theme will involve storytellers and listeners learning and sharing how to strengthen the art of oral storytelling from a variety of applications, techniques and approaches using oral tradition. We are seeking proposals from experienced, professional storytellers for the upcoming SC-CC Conference 2018 (July 4 to July 8) in Peterborough, Ontario. The Program Committee is particularly interested in proposals from First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. 

Calling All Indigenous Storytellers!

Calling All Indigenous Storytellers!

Calling All Indigenous Storytellers!

Are you an Indigenous Storyteller and/or Storykeeper, or do you know someone who is?

The Indigenous Advisory Council of the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) is looking for you!

Conference Radio Quilts 2017

Your 2017 conference Radio Quilts have arrived! This year your radio team has tried something a little different, showing you just what the Rover Network can do. Is it possible to have two SC-Radio-CC producers host the same show from two different provinces? It sure is!

UBC Course on Reconciliation


This is a great online course available from UBC, recommended by SC-CC's board president. Important information as we work through reconciliation.

The Story of Isobel Gunn - October 19, 2017


The Story Of


Featuring Award-winning Storyteller

Deborah Dunleavy


Libretto by Deborah Dunleavy

Music by Howard Alexander

Thursday Tickets: $15 at the door

October 19, 2017 Christ United Church

7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30) Lyn

Information * 613-926-5510*  **

Creation of  "Isobel Gunn" made possible by a grant from Canada Council for the Arts


Artist's Toolbox: Exploring Identity Through Writing workshop, Toronto


The role of writing in promoting well being is an emerging field in personal and professional development. Use writing exercises as an avenue to promote reflection, self-expression and insight into our professional identities as artists.

More info can be found here:


Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Culture Fund programs now open

Toronto, September 15, 2017 – Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life.

Survey | Sondage 15/09/17

Greetings!   Salutations!

Names of members voting on the motion below will be recorded but not circulated. A majority from the returned survey votes is needed to approve or reject a motion. The chair (president) shall not exercise a vote except to break a tie.

Nous noterons les noms des membres qui se prononceront sur la proposition ci-après mais ne les divulguerons pas. La proposition sera adoptée ou rejetée selon la majorité des votes reçus en réponse à ce sondage. La présidente ne peut voter, sauf en cas d'égalité des voix.

À cet effet, nous vous demandons donc de remplir le questionnaire en ligne avant le 18 septembre 2017:

Please complete this survey online by September 18, 2017:

Merci à tous!  Thank you!

Canadian Storytelling Night Event Support

Canadian Storytelling Night Event Support

SC-CC is pleased to announce the successful grant proposals for Canadian Storytelling Night (CSN) event funding assistance! 

The Nelson Storytelling Guild, TALES Calgary, the Saskatoon Storytelling Guild, Storytelling Orillia, and Toronto'sYork Storytelling Guild will be receive assistance for their CSN events. We can't wait for CSN on November 4th!

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