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Stories from Across the Provinces and Territories

From 2009-11, ArtBridges/ToileDesArts’ staff and volunteers took 3 virtual and telephone road trips, one in English, one in French and one focusing on FNMI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) community-engaged arts initiatives across Canada.

How we researched existing community arts initiatives
Using an extensive research list we phoned numerous sources to help us identify community-engaged arts and arts for social change initiatives—projects, programs, organizations and resources—that work in under-resourced and/or underserved communities across Canada.

We wrote summaries of our findings on each province/territory. These summaries are by no means academic studies, nor official reports. They shed light on our findings based on the many conversations we’ve had with people in the practice.

Research results
Our research and the summaries became the foundation of our knowledge about what was going on in the practice of community-engaged arts across Canada. Based on our findings, ArtBridges has initiated community partnerships, created profiles of these initiatives, and continues to highlight their goings-on our Community Blog.

We realize this is a snapshot in time and the landscape and stories are constantly changing.

We invite you to review our summaries and welcome your feedback

Please reach us ( if you feel there are any necessary corrections that need to be made.