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Mental health crisis in teens is being magnified by demise of creative subjects in school

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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

See the original article on theconversation.com.

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for the root causes of the adolescent mental health crisis to be tackled – rather than just firefighting the symptoms.

Canadian Network for Arts & Learning to Expand its Digital Map Nationally

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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

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 Arts & Learning launched two years ago with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and already features more than 2000 artist-educators, arts organizations and schools in Ontario. With the funding from CIRA, The Network will be able to widen its focus to include select communities in every Canadian province and territory.

REMEMBERING WALTER PITMAN by John Hobday C.M. Vice Chair, CNAL

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

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.

We're hiring a summer student!

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage
We're Hiring a Student Research Assistant
 
$18 an hour – 35 hours/week for 10 weeks (June 25 to August 31, 2018)
Location: Work from home, ideally in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph region
 
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Managing Director, and working under the supervision of the Researcher/Database Administrator, the Research Assistant will populate a database to contribute to an online map o

Why Arts Education is more important than you think

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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

See Annie Kidder from People for Education interviewed on CTV.

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Le RCAA organise deux Carrefours Éduarts sur la cartographie des arts et de l’apprentissage dans le cadre du Colloque SPARC

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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

Le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage (RCAA) est heureux d’annoncer la tenue de deux carrefours Éduarts consacrés à la cartographie du milieu des arts et de l’apprentissage dans le cadre du Colloque SPARC 2018 à Cobalt, en Ontario, du 24 au 27 mai 2018. SPARC (Supporting Performing Artists in Rural and Remote Communities) est un réseau dont la mission est d’aider à engendrer et à maintenir des communautés des arts de la scène dans des régions rurales et éloignées de l’Ontario.

CNAL to conduct two Mapping Hubs at the SPARC Symposium

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce that we will be hosting two mapping Hubs as part of the SPARC Symposium 2018 in Cobalt, Ontario from May 24 - 27, 2018. SPARC (Supporting Performing Artists in Rural and Remote Communities) is a network whose purpose is to help ignite and sustain performing arts communities in rural and remote areas of Ontario.

Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility, and Impact of Artists in Global Communities

Call For Proposals! Deadline Extended to March 9th.

Session proposals for the fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) will now be accepted until March 9, 2018. 

The ITAC4 Programming Committee is seeking proposals that present on the role, responsibilities and impact of teaching artistry, through presentations or practical sessions. Conference sessions should encourage critical reflection and participatory, hands-on exploration of the conference themes.

PEI to introduce new music curriculum in schools

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

New music curriculum about bringing 'joy in your daily life

P.E.I.'s Department of Education will start on a process in September that will bring a new approach to music education to the whole school system.

"Music is really about a lifetime of enjoyment and being able to express all sorts of things that they see around them," said Vicki Allen-Cook, the department's arts education specialist.