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We’re hiring! SC-CC is looking for an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator


We are currently hiring for a part-time Indigenous Outreach Coordinator. 

Job Description
SC-CC is seeking an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator to actively engage with Indigenous storytellers, both members and non-members, to help promote our organization’s activities and programs. They will create new inroads and strengthen existing connections between the SC-CC and Indigenous tellers, artists, and arts organizations.

The ideal candidate is an Indigenous artist or arts supporter who has familiarity or experience with storytelling and able to work remotely with a reliable internet connection. The position reports to a designated Board Director and works closely with the Indigenous Advisory Council and Administrative, Membership & Programming Coordinator.

Click here for the full job posting!

Caribbean Folklore Storytime Returns in May

Our friends at The Caribbean Story return in May with fun for the whole family!

Toronto Palestine Film Festival presents: "Birds of Palestine" with Sarah Abusarar

Toronto Palestine Film Festival presents: Birds of Palestine with Sarah Abusarar
SC-CC member Sarah 
 is performing at the Toronto Palestine Film Festival! Sarah will be joined by Fidaa Ataya for a session called "Birds of Palestine". The event will be live on Facebook and YouTube! Learn more on their Facebook event page, or their website:

Canadian Storytelling Day 2021 Contest winner


Canadian Storytelling Day 2021 Contest winner announcement 

Congratulations to Rachel Dunstan Muller of Nanaimo and The Around Town Tellers for her successful submission to our Story for All contest. All the submissions were excellent and four were original stories, but the Canadian Storytelling Committee decided that Rachel's original story "Grace and the Banshee" was the winner. Watch for English and French recordings of “Grace and the Banshee” on the Canadian Storytelling page on the SC-CC website at:  They will be posted shortly after May 15, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a story.  It takes thought and energy to select and submit a story and we appreciate your support of this initiative. 

Story Crossroads 8 Hour intensive

Story Crossroads 8 Hour intensiveStory Crossroads Academy is offering SC-CC members a free Beginner Storyteller workshop! Learn more about Story Crossroads here.

New Complimentary Indigenous Membership program with Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada

SC-CC is announcing a new membership program for Indigenous storytellers! 

Toronto Storytelling Festival May 1-16, 2021

Toronto Storytelling Festival May 1-16, 2021The 2021 Toronto Storytelling Festival begins May 1!  Our festival theme, Listening to the Voices of Nature, invites us to look beyond the screen that connects us to the wonders of nature that sustain us. We appreciate artists and audiences adventuring with us online. To begin the Festival in a good way, we are honoured that traditional teacher Kahontakwas Diane Longboat will share Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, giving greetings to the natural world. Tradition bearer and renown scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger shares her life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the global forest. We are glad to be featuring Mairi Campbell, David Francis, Chirine El Ansary, and Stina Fagertun. We are grateful to our SC-CC colleagues in Halifax, Brockville, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver Island who were looking forward to welcoming these artists in person last year, and we hope you will be able to enjoy their online performances, workshops, and talks. Workshops are scheduled throughout the festival, not in conflict with other events, and are exceptionally affordable. Performances and talks are available to view as replays until May 30. We hope you will enjoy this global garden of artists and old growth forest of ideas.

Learn the basics of applying for an Ontario Arts Council grant!


Applying for an arts grant can be confusing or overwhelming. This spring, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is offering a series of webinars for Ontario-based artists and arts groups to learn the basics of applying for OAC funding.

Webinar dates are:

April 22, 3-4:30pm (English)

April 29, 3-4:30pm (French)

May 20, 1-2:30pm (English)

May 27, 2-8:30pm (English)

Learn more on their website, here

Passing of Mary-Eileen McClear, d. April 2021

Passing of Mary-Eileen McClear, d. April 2021From Carol Leigh Wehking, April 12 2021:

It is with great sadness we inform you that Mary-Eileen McClear is gone. She had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Released now from pain, she orchestrated an elegant death, and was surrounded by loving family and music.

This was a woman whom we loved and admired: talented, intelligent, gifted in countless ways, not the  least of which as a storyteller. She was kind and sensitive and generous and gracious. She was innumerable other good things as well, all of which will be dearly missed.

Her going is a diminishment in the world.

St. John's Storytelling Presents: From Stage to Stage! April 7th, 7:30pm NST

St. John's Storytelling Presents: From Stage to Stage! April 7th, 7:30pm NST

St. John's Storytelling Presents: From Stage to Stage!

From Stage to Stage is: Hubert Furey, Harry Ingram, Dave Paddon, and Dave Penny

Wednesday, April 7
7:30 – 9:00 pm NST
Free! Live on YouTube
Click here to watch:
This event is happening live and will not be recorded. Don’t miss out!

Learn more on SJS's website:

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