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

Canadian Network for Arts & Learning to Expand its Digital Map Nationally
Aug 10 2018
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is poised to expand its successful digital mapping project nationally thanks to a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Investment Program. Canada’s Map of...
Jul 25 2018
Walter Pitman O.C., the pioneer of arts and learning in Canada passed away last month after a lengthy illness.He was not only a CNAL “National Champion” but also the first distinguished recipient of the CNAL Tribute Award in October 2008...


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

Check out the highlights from our 2017 Conference!


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

Also see our Handbook for Assessing the Impacts of Arts and Learning.

Arts & Learning in the News