Our Vision

CNAL/RCAA envisions a world in which the arts and creativity are recognized as integral to the learning process, both at school and throughout life. By connecting Canada's diverse arts and learning communities, we will shift mindsets about arts education and increase access to meaningful arts experiences for all Canadians, laying the foundation for social, economic and cultural transformation.

Our mission is to unite local, regional and national arts and learning communities in a network for exchange, research and collaboration, cultivating a more creative, innovative and prosperous Canada.

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Recent News

CNAL Board Member Angela Elster appointed President & CEO of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and VSO School of Music
Jan 21 2020
The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning congratulates Board Member Angela Elster on her appointment to President & CEO of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the VSO School of Music.The appointment follows an extensive international six-...

Toward a vision for the future of arts education
Jun 25 2019
UNESCO and advocates around the world have long called for universal access to quality arts and learning experiences for children, youth and life-long learners, citing a range of personal, social and academic benefits to learners, the environments...


arts & learning professionals and organizations mapped across Canada so far.

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Visit our Resources Page to discover our extensive research and other relevant tools geared towards Canada's arts and learning sector

Read our most recent paper entitled Transformative Action on Art Education: Re-invigorating the Seoul Agenda

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at Creative Convergence! If you were unable to attend, check out the video and the speaker presentations.

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