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News : Archive 2016-06

Raconteurs & The Ethnic Aisle


Join us on June 29th!

Are you tired of hearing Toronto is the most diverse city in the world, only to be bombarded with the same voices, ideas and flavour of news and commentary on every website, newspaper, TV channel and radio station. It's boring, right? This month, we want real talk stories about multiculturalism in the GTA, thirty years to six months after Trudeau.

Raconteurs Storytelling & The Ethnic Aisle are joining together to present an evening of storytelling along this mandate: true, personal stories told live on stage exploring multiculturalism and identity in this city.

Learn More About Canada Council's New Funding Model

View this email in your browser | Voir ce courriel dans votre navigateur

We’re laying the groundworkfor the new funding model.

Learn more and plan ahead.

In April 2017, we'll be opening applications to the new funding model which aims to serve you better. During the next few months of transition, we'll be making changes to current programs. We've outlined these changes for you at

We appreciate your patience as we work towards launching the first deadlines. We'll be communicating regular updates starting this summer. As always, our information officers are on hand to answer questions. They can be reached  at 613-566-4414, ext. 5060, or by email at


A video refresher on the 6 new programs we'll be offering in 2017.

Nous établissons les bases
du nouveau modèle de financement.

Informez-vous. Vous pourrez ainsi mieux vous préparer.

En avril 2017, vous pourrez soumettre vos demandes aux programmes du nouveau modèle de financement, dont le but est de mieux vous servir. Au cours des prochains mois de transition, les changements suivant seront apportés aux programmes actuels :
Nous vous remercions de votre patience pendant que nous préparons le lancement
 des premiers concours de nos nouveaux programmes. À compter de cet été, nous ferons des mises à jour régulières. Comme toujours, nos agents d’information sont disponibles pour répondre à vos questions. Vous pouvez les joindre au613‑566‑4414, poste 5060, ou à
Notre nouveau modèle de financement

Voici une vidéo décrivant les 6 nouveaux programmes que nous offrirons en 2017.
The Canada Council supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.
Le Conseil se voue à l’appui, à la promotion et à la reconnaissance des œuvres des artistes et des organismes artistiques canadiens.


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June 29 Tales for the Telling: The Story of Isobel Gunn


Tales for the Telling

Storytelling for Adults

The Story of Isobel Gunn


Deborah Dunleavy

International, Award-winning
Wednesday, June 29
(Note:  Change of day
from our usual Fridays)
7:30 p.m.
(doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

McMillan Arts Centre
133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.
Tickets:  $12.00
($10 for Arts Centre members)

Canada Council's New Funding Model: Updates

Learn more about Canada Council's new funding model

Parent-Child Mother Goose Teacher Training

We've extended our registration window for our upcoming teacher training workshop on June 17th and 18th! Please find the registration form attached and details of the program below. Space is limited - don't miss this training opportunity!

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children focusing on the pleasure and power of using oral and through the air rhymes, songs, and stories together.

Teacher Training Workshop covers:

·   Philosophy and Objectives of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program. 

·   The Material of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, including:

Rhymes - many examples of interactive rhymes; how they fit into the program, how to use interactive rhymes and, how to teach them to parents.
Songs - learn lullabies and dancing songs; when to use them and how to teach them to parents.
Storytelling – why it’s an essential part of the program; how to learn and tell a story, and enjoy it!               

·    The Logistics of how to run a Parent-Child Mother Goose Program - from setting up a group, to putting out the mats, to saying goodbye.

The Cost of the Workshop includes:

· P-CMGP Teacher Training Manual 

· Rhymes and Songs booklet

· P-CMGP Forms booklet and other resources

A variety of additional resources will be available for sale at the workshop.

After attending this workshop you are able to start running a Parent-Child Mother Goose Program. *Please note that all Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs must be taught by two trained teachers

When:  June 17th (9:30 – 4:30) & 18th (9:30 – 3:30), 2016

Where:  Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst St., Toronto

Cost:  $330

Facilitator:  Megan Williams


A New Book from Kira Van Deusen


Faraj – A Space of Possibility

by Kira Van Deusen

“A stunning work of historical fiction just right for our times!”

A new book from Kira – her first fiction. Based on oral stories of course! Written with much friendly help from Vancouver’s Iranians.

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