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Special Budget Edition

Message from the President

The President of the CCA’s Board of Directors, Kathleen Sharpe, discusses the CCA’s vision moving forward.

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Editor’s note

Special Budget Edition: A First Look at the Federal Budget

We are very proud to present this special federal budget edition. Our in depth budget analysis will be published in a few weeks when the Heritage Minister publishes the estimates and report on plans and priorities. Normally the government announces the plans and priorities before the federal budget drops, but not this year. Specific impacts are beginning to emerge as to which programs are being maintained, but there is no guarantee that priorities will remain the same. Several signs are already visible; others will accumulate over the weeks and months.




CCA Spotlight

Our Special Budget Edition includes analysis of the decisions around the sector. Follow the links to learn more about the impacts on individual organizations and agencies.

We also have a special look at the cuts that are currently happening around the EU from Barbora Polachova, who is a student in the Czech Republic who worked for the CCA in the context of an internship project with the European Union. The Realities of the Economic Crisis in the EU – What are the Impacts for the Cultural Sector?

Imagine Canada has published a release discussing the impacts of the budget on registered charities. Changes announced in budget included new requirements for reporting political activity to increase transparency. The CCA will keep you informed of the impacts of the changes for charities as more information becomes available.

Photo by Kathy MacCulloch

Featured Member

Every month, the CCA profiles a different member. Our featured member this month is Erika Beatty, Symphony Nova Scotia’s CEO, and recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ 2012 John Hobday Award in Arts Management (Mentorship). The award honours excellence in arts management with a $10,000 grant to allow the recipient to participate in professional development programs and be mentored by another arts administrator. “I can’t express how honoured, humbled, and excited I am,” says Erika.

Watch out for . . .

National Youth Arts Week

May 1st-7th, 2012

52nd Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission of Unesco

May 10th-12th 2012

Recent Bulletins

The Federal Budget 2012-13 and Culture March 30, 2012

The Economic Spring for Culture March 28, 2012

C-11 Legislative Committee on copyright: week one March 5, 2012 February 15, 2012

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