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The CCA communicates regularly with its members and the public regarding its work promoting and defending the arts, culture and heritage sector. From time to time, Alain Pineau adds his personal touch as presented in this blog. Read on and share your thoughts by posting replies.

 

 

National Director’s Blog

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This morning the CCA issued a press release titled, The Canadian Conference of the Arts closes its doors after 67 years. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it has been to write those words down and how we have tried our best not to express them. But there comes a moment when reality stares down the most hopeful outlook on things. It is seven years to the day that I was given the job of National Director of the CCA. During these years I have developed the greatest of respect for this organization and the incredible contribution it has...

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Letter From the Chair

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It is with great sadness that the Board of Governors of the CCA came to the conclusion last week that we have to shut down operations immediately. I can tell you that the decision announced today, while not a surprise given the known challenges we were facing, was most difficult to take...

read more

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

The New CCA: A New Style of Governance

The New CCA: A New Style of Governance

The New CCA: a new style of governance

Like I wrote in my last blog, we are working very hard to identify what the new CCA will be. We are working to ensure it will be a CCA the entire cultural sector can be proud of and one that responds to the needs of its members. We are systematically examining our model of governance to ensure the sector feels a sense of belonging and participation in the decision we make as was recommended in the Five Year Strategic Plan adopted by the board last March.

read more

The National Director’s Blog

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The Winds of Change

The last two months have slipped through our fingers! We worked hard this summer, as usual you say, but this time it's different. We worked on projects for the future. We weren’t just working on the survival of the CCA: do more with less or just do it differently.

read more

CCA President’s Blog – Time for Change!

CCA President’s Blog – Time for Change!

As I indicated in my report to the June 18th Annual General Meeting, the last year has been a very busy one for all of us and now, the CCA has entered what is probably the most critical phase of it re-birth process. We are facing a period of radical change as we reinvent the business and governance models of the CCA to make it a strong and independent voice. In our efforts to transform this unique instrument serving the Canadian arts, cultural and heritage sectors, we can build on an impressive list of strengths. We have a challenging but...

read more

Summer Projects

Summer Projects

We all know the expression “the cheque is in the mail.” And yet I have never waited for a cheque with so much impatience as the one that we received electronically this week from Canadian Heritage. Along with the membership contributions we have received over the past six weeks, this brings us until mid-autumn, plus a contingency reserve of more than three months that we intend to keep and eventually build on. Already it’s a more comfortable situation than we have been in the last three months, when we have been following the...

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The Sprint Continues

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The Sprint Continues

It’s the last magazine before our June 18th annual general meeting in Ottawa and like in a suspense film, I’m about to prepare my annual report without knowing quite how it will end! In a few weeks, another crucial step towards the future of the CCA will be realized...

read more

CCA Together!

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Yes, we're still here, and it’s high time that I reported our recent weeks’ activities!

Just like Mark Twain (and many others since), the CCA would like to say that rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated! Upon hearing the recent news, some may have jumped to the conclusion that the CCA was folding its tent. Neither the board nor the staff has thrown in the towel and we’re working at full steam ahead...

read more

The Blog

The CCA communicates regularly with its members and the public regarding its work promoting and defending the arts, culture and heritage sector. From time to time, Alain Pineau adds his personal touch as presented in this blog. Read on and share your thoughts by posting replies.

 

 

National Director’s Blog

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sunset-e1351602110680-300x183.jpg

This morning the CCA issued a press release titled, The Canadian Conference of the Arts closes its doors after 67 years. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it has been to write those words down and how we have tried our best not to express them. But there comes a moment when reality stares down the most hopeful outlook on things. It is seven years to the day that I was given the job of National Director of the CCA. During these years I have developed the greatest of respect for this organization and the incredible contribution it has...

read more

Letter From the Chair

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Kathleen-signature-e1351552124950-300x82.png

It is with great sadness that the Board of Governors of the CCA came to the conclusion last week that we have to shut down operations immediately. I can tell you that the decision announced today, while not a surprise given the known challenges we were facing, was most difficult to take...

read more

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

The New CCA: A New Style of Governance

The New CCA: A New Style of Governance

The New CCA: a new style of governance

Like I wrote in my last blog, we are working very hard to identify what the new CCA will be. We are working to ensure it will be a CCA the entire cultural sector can be proud of and one that responds to the needs of its members. We are systematically examining our model of governance to ensure the sector feels a sense of belonging and participation in the decision we make as was recommended in the Five Year Strategic Plan adopted by the board last March.

read more

The National Director’s Blog

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/chrysalis-240x300.jpg

The Winds of Change

The last two months have slipped through our fingers! We worked hard this summer, as usual you say, but this time it's different. We worked on projects for the future. We weren’t just working on the survival of the CCA: do more with less or just do it differently.

read more

CCA President’s Blog – Time for Change!

CCA President’s Blog – Time for Change!

As I indicated in my report to the June 18th Annual General Meeting, the last year has been a very busy one for all of us and now, the CCA has entered what is probably the most critical phase of it re-birth process. We are facing a period of radical change as we reinvent the business and governance models of the CCA to make it a strong and independent voice. In our efforts to transform this unique instrument serving the Canadian arts, cultural and heritage sectors, we can build on an impressive list of strengths. We have a challenging but...

read more

Summer Projects

Summer Projects

We all know the expression “the cheque is in the mail.” And yet I have never waited for a cheque with so much impatience as the one that we received electronically this week from Canadian Heritage. Along with the membership contributions we have received over the past six weeks, this brings us until mid-autumn, plus a contingency reserve of more than three months that we intend to keep and eventually build on. Already it’s a more comfortable situation than we have been in the last three months, when we have been following the...

read more

The Sprint Continues

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Sprint-Alain-blog-e1337863437667-300x184.jpg

The Sprint Continues

It’s the last magazine before our June 18th annual general meeting in Ottawa and like in a suspense film, I’m about to prepare my annual report without knowing quite how it will end! In a few weeks, another crucial step towards the future of the CCA will be realized...

read more

CCA Together!

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Alain-Pineau-040-e1336671022706-300x217.jpg

Yes, we're still here, and it’s high time that I reported our recent weeks’ activities!

Just like Mark Twain (and many others since), the CCA would like to say that rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated! Upon hearing the recent news, some may have jumped to the conclusion that the CCA was folding its tent. Neither the board nor the staff has thrown in the towel and we’re working at full steam ahead...

read more