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

Senator Pat Bovey
The Honourable Patricia Bovey articulates the impact that arts have on society in a speech to the Senate of Canada
Feb 10 2020
On February 6, 2020, The Honourable Patricia Bovey addressed parliament to speak to the matter of Bill S-210 - An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate).  Read her full address below.

Black History Month
Feb 5 2020
During February, schools and community organizations across Canada present, exhibit and perform artistic experiences to educate Canadians about Black History.This year's theme is "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the...


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.

Arts & Learning in the News