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Release of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Culture Strategy Report

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Posted on July 20, 2016.

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport released The Ontario Culture Strategy: Telling our stories, growing our economy. The PASO-OPSA Coalition would like to the thank the MTCS for accepting our feedback during the consultation process.

The report can be accessed here:


Leadership Reports Released!

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PASO-OPSA Coalition releases its Leadership Reports… The PASO-OPSA Coalition is proud to announce the release of its Leadership Reports. Titled Advocacy Models Report and ASO Sector Profile and Leadership Study, these reports feature important information obtained from the Executive Director and the elected President of the Board of Directors of arts service organizations in Ontario. These findings and statistics can be useful for grant writing and other proposals, and are relevant for use by other arts service and non-profit organizations.

The research and these reports were made possible through generous donations by PASO’s member organizations, especially the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), as well as funding from the Cultural Development Fund and the Ontario Arts Council. Gerald Smith (First Stage), Heather Young (Young Associates) and Eric Dubeau were commissioned to carry out the research and analysis for this project.

The documents can be accessed here: ASO Sector Profile and Leadership Study, One size does not fit all and Models of Collective Arts Advocacy.

The Leadership Reports are also available in French. To obtain the French versions, please contact Lindsay Earnshaw, Advocacy Coordinator, at

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PASO-OPSA Coalition publie des rapports de leadership… Le Coalition PASO-OPSA est fière d’annoncer la publication de ses rapports de leadership. Intitulés Étude sur la direction et le profil sectoriel des organismes de services aux arts et Modèles de défense collective des arts ces rapports comportent des informations importantes obtenues par le directeur administratif et le président du conseil d’administration d’organismes de services aux arts en Ontario. Ces résultats et les statistiques peuvent être utile pour la rédaction de demandes de subvention et d’autres propositions, et sont pertinents pour une utilisation par d’autres services aux arts et les organisations à but non lucratif.

La recherche et ces rapports ont été rendus possibles grâce à de généreux dons par les organisations membres de PASO-OPSA, en particulier l’Association des galeries d’art de l’Ontario (AOGA), ainsi que le Fonds de développement culturel et le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario. Gerald Smith (First Stage), Heather Young (Young Associates) et Eric Dubeau ont été chargés de mener à bien la recherche et l’analyse de ce projet.

Les documents peuvent être consultés ici (en anglais): ASO Sector Profile and Leadership Study, One size does not fit all et Models of Collective Arts Advocacy.

Les rapports de leadership sont disponibles en français. Pour obtenir les versions françaises, s’il vous plaît communiquer avec Lindsay Earnshaw, la coordonnatrice du plaidoyer, au

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Ottawa Meeting 2015

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PASO Representatives Meet in Ottawa

This past 23rd of March, several PASO Representatives from both anglophone and francophone provincial arts service organizations met in Ottawa for the first time to engage in discussion about the coalition’s future endeavours and priorities.
The following day, a team of PASO representatives including Veronique Fortier, Yves Turbide, Ben Donoghue, Kristian Clarke, Lindsay Earnshaw, and Demetra Christakos, met with Stéphane Dion, PC, MP and effectively shared PASO’s agenda during the brief meeting.