CNAL Conference

Speakers and Performers

Randell Adjei - Saturday Panelist

Randell AdjeiRandell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader who uses the spoken word to empower and transform through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto's largest and longest running youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

The Network to spearhead a digital strategy for arts and learning across Canada

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

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning will embark on a three-year project to promote equitable access and engagement in arts and learning thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund. For the past three years, The Network has been constructing a national digital map, which now features more than 8500 arts and learning organizations, schools and practitioners.

Canadian cultural treasure Susan Aglukark to be presented with CNAL/RCAA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Juno Award winning singer/songwriter, Susan Aglukark will be honoured with The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning's Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala dinner taking place as part of the 2017 National Conference called Celebrating Canadian Diversity in Ottawa on October 19.

Parallel Sessions

View and download a printable version of the timetable here (640KB).
Parallel sessions are subject to change.

Call for Conference Presentations

CNAL/RCAA will hold a National Conference on October 18 – 20, 2017 in the stunning, cultural gathering space of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn about key issues in arts and learning, be inspired by celebrated speakers and community leaders, and contribute to the future development of the Network. Proposals are invited for presentations on research, best practices and program profiles on one of the following themes.


Sessions in bold will be offered with simultaneous French/English interpretations.

Wednesday October 23

6:00 – 9:00 pm Pre-registration, and join us for an informal time of networking at The Blaze Restaurant in the Delta Hotel.

CNAL/RCAA Conference 2017

Thank you to all who attended the Celebrating Canadian Diversity conference on October 18 – 20 at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. We had an incredible time of inspiration, networking and learning about great initiatives happening across the country. We will be posting more photos here soon.

View the conference handbook here.

Here is the Visual Rapporteur’s Report created by MASC Artist Kate Settle.