A group, specific to arts workers, for sharing and organizing community resources in Ottawa in response to COVID-19.

This group is intended to bring arts workers together and potentially help address specific concerns we may face as a community. The goal is to organize the local community on the grassroots level and ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities.

But it goes beyond that to different ways we can support each other as artists during this time. It is a place to post requests for aid or support, as well as a place to share opportunities and resources that may be helpful and supportive.

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11 hours ago

Deux nouvelles catégories ont été créées pour le programme Arts visuels et métiers d'art – projets francophones, une pour les commissaires et une pour les groupes ad hoc/collectifs et organismes. www.arts.on.ca/programmes-de-subvention/arts-visuels-et-metiers-d-art-projets-francophones?lang=f... ...

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11 hours ago

Announcement: OAC launches the Arts Response Initiative to help Ontario’s artists and arts organizations respond to challenges posed by the pandemic. For more information: www.arts.on.ca/news-resources/news/2020/oac-launches-arts-response-initiative ...

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4 days ago

Tone Cluster is now seeking a new Artistic Director (Virtual)! Deadline for applications is August 15. More details including the full job poster, statement of qualifications and work description are on the TC website: www.tonecluster.ca! ...

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2 weeks ago

The most recent artwork I completed during this pandemic on July 16 is "The Spacerunner" 24" x 36" oil on Gallery canvas. ...

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2 weeks ago

Here is the third painting I completed during the pandemic in late June. 16" x 20" Oil on canvas titled "Still". This came about from another group:"Art in Canada", where the admins started posting daily prompts to inspire artists during the pandemic. One of the prompts was "Still", to which artists were posting artworks depicting very calm, quiet scenes. However, the first thing that popped into my head was an old bootlegger somewhere out in the back country, standing next to his still and homemade "hooch". ...

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2 weeks ago

Here is the second artwork I completed during the pandemic titled: "Johnny on the Monorail" 24" x 36" oil on canvas inspired by Ottawa's fiasco of the $2.1 billion stage1 of the light rail system. It is also influenced by this old song from the Buggles: [www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Uru2l72hs](www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Uru2l72hs) ...

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2 weeks ago

Here is my first piece of art I completed during this pandemic. It was completed back in mid Spring and is titled "Don't be Late"; 16" x 20" Oil on canvas; the theme being the current pandemic and inspired by an old song by Canadian rock band, Saga, bearing the same title: [www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYt7dWb2knc](www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYt7dWb2knc) ...

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2 weeks ago

Did a lot of experimenting with new mediums and surfaces during this pandemic! ...

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3 weeks ago

Advanced Vocal and Piano Instructor
Hours: Full Time (Weekday Evenings)

Salary range: $30-40/hour

Start Date: September 2020

Sing House Studios (SHS), an Orléans-based artist development school, offers a variety of services to provide an amazing experience whether it's just for fun, or it's a serious career goal! From technique, to performance classes to producing a music video, SHS provides an experience that cannot be matched by others offering lessons in Orléans. Their team of trained professionals and partner organizations, allow them to offer exceptional programs for those in Orléans and surrounding communities.SHS is committed to bringing awareness to the importance of music in the personal and professional growth of people of all ages by identifying and developing their strengths and talents. At SHS, students learn to work with a team of educated, dynamic, and talented people in a cozy, flexible and stress-free environment, committed to developing their musical passion. SHS allows us to dream, to embrace music – and most importantly – have fun doing it!

Role: Advanced Vocal and Piano Instructor

Teach 60 minute vocal lessons to students of all ages
Set goals for students and monitor progressBuild relationships with parents/families
Prepare for performances, music exams, audio recordings and videos

Qualifications:
2 years teaching experience (preferred)
Music degree/ diploma or equivalent
Bilingual (preferred)
Strong interpersonal skills
Capable of working independently and a commitment to a team environment
Attention to detail
Exceptional customer service skills

This position requires:
A passion for and knowledge of music
Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple activities and meet deadlines
Strong people skills with good judgment and diplomacy and the ability to work with others
Friendly and approachable, strong networking and relationship building skills
Self-reliant computer skills, including proficiency in Garage Band and iMovie

Assets to this position would be:
Highly organized
Demonstrate professionalism at all times
Demonstrate punctuality and initiative
Team player
Sense of humour
Passionate
Social media savvy

For more information about Sing House Studios: www.singhousestudios.ca

To apply please send your résumé, cover letter here: singhousestudios.ca/work-at-shs/

Closing date: August 4th, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
200 Vanguard Dr. Unit 3, Ottawa, Ontario K4A 1A1
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3 weeks ago

Le Petit Prince, une oeuvre en duo d’Angèle Lux et de Béla Simó, se veut un hommage à un personnage tiré d’un roman philosophique qui a l’apparence d’un conte pour enfants et qui, publié en 1943, fut depuis traduit dans plus de 200 langues.
C’est notre interprétation toute personnelle de Petit Prince que nous vous présentons, un petit prince devenu grand, mais qui est toujours porté par le rêve. Nous lui avons ainsi conservé les attributs qu’on lui connaît: son foulard et son épée.
Exposition Recycl’art- Centre d’art contemporain de l’Outaouais, Parc du Ruisseau de la Brasserie, Gatineau (secteur Hull), du 4 juillet au 23 août 2020. La sculpture est située près du muret de pierre du Théâtre de l'Ile.
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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

As Ottawa continues to re-open, the Ottawa Board of Trade has compiled a list of resources to help you and your business or organization navigate phase 3. Click the link below for more information:

[www.ottawabot.ca/ottawa-re-opening/](www.ottawabot.ca/ottawa-re-opening/)

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Alors que la réouverture d'Ottawa se poursuit, Ottawa Board of Trade a compilé une liste de ressources pour vous aider et pour aider votre entreprise ou votre organisation a naviguer la troisième phase. Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour en savoir plus :

[www.ottawabot.ca/ottawa-re-opening/](www.ottawabot.ca/ottawa-re-opening/)
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4 weeks ago

Just a demo but was finally able to pick up my guitar ✨

Heat Wave Sessions, by Amanda Lowe
1 track album
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1 month ago

At first, I thought it looked awful - I was too nervous to work with it and so set it aside to wait then finished it a week ago - Look ok now. title: Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines) ... 20 x 40 acrylics/canvas - knife and spatula .. used best Montreal made Apollon canvas - 3 coats gesso one underpainting in titanium white with gloss medium for smoother application (expensive but worth it) I valued it at $850 cdn.At first, I thought it looked awful - I was too nervous to work with it and so set it aside to wait then finished it a week ago - Look ok now. title: Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines) ... 20 x 40 acrylics/canvas - knife and spatula .. used best Montreal made Apollon canvas - 3 coats gesso one underpainting in titanium white with gloss medium for smoother application (expensive but worth it) I valued it at $850 cdn. ...

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1 month ago

This second edition of the PAINTDROP COMMUNITY ART PROJECT was a bit more spontaneous than the one I hosted in my driveway.
Since we had fewer appointments booked, Suzanne, Carmel, Solange and I decided to open up the paint throwing to passersby by bringing some of our own leftover house paint. And throw they did!
Since less people chose to dribble the paint on the board while it was flat and more people chose throwing against the propped up board the visual aspect is quite different this time. There are more splashes and lines of dripping paint.
Throwing paint at full force was cathartic not only for the throwers but for the onlookers as well.
We appreciate the NECTAR for giving us the space to bring this project to the New Edinburgh neighbourhood and Arts Health Network for covering the costs of the materials.2nd Edition July 3rd
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1 month ago

Nous sommes ravis de nous associer à Artscape sur #ArtsUNITE, une plateforme d'orientation et de soutien conçue pour la communauté des créateurs, par la communauté des créateurs.

L'abondance des ressources, des occasions et des soutiens offerts aux artistes pour les aider pendant et après la Covid-19 peut devenir décourageante. UNITÉ des arts vise à rassembler tous ces renseignements à un seul endroit centralisé et à donner aux créateurs l’accès aux renseignements sur le financement, les services et le soutien de crise qui leur sont destinés, et bien plus encore. Nous invitons les membres de la communauté artistique à soumettre leurs propres contenus au site Web, qui peut comprendre n'importe quoi, comme des ressources, du financement, des possibilités de travail rémunéré et des événements ou programmes culturels.

Consultez ArtsUNITE.ca aujourd'hui et participez à la croissance de cette plateforme de soutien communautaire gérée par la communauté pour unifier les arts!

www.artsunite.ca/
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2 months ago

The Ottawa Fringe in collaboration with Capital Pride • Fierté dans la Capitale, Ottawa StoryTellers, Ottawa School of Theatre - L'École de théâtre d'Ottawa and Tactics - Theatre Artists' Co-operative: the Independent Collective Series present #FRINGEATHOME

Including: COVID-19 TOWN HALL | JUNE 29 | 8PM

"Theatre artists around the world are looking forward to getting back into rehearsal and onstage ASAP as we open up the live performance sector after Covid-19 lockdown—but what will it take to do that safely? The Ottawa Fringe Festival, TACTICS and the Gladstone invite you to join us for a town hall conversation about the many factors we’ll need to consider to keep our artists, crew and audiences safe here in Ottawa. We’ll be joined for the discussion by Janet Sellery of Sellery Health and Safety—a former stage manager and one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety for the arts."ANNOUNCING: #FringeAtHome; an online festival
JUNE 25-JULY 4

Despite not being able to gather in person this year, the thought of a June without Fringe was too much to bear! So we’ve partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – Capital Pride, Ottawa Storytellers, Ottawa School of Theatre, TACTICS – to present a series of free digital events streamed directly to your device.

Full lineup: ottawafringe.com/fringeathome/
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2 months ago

On June 8th, I set up a 4ft x 8ft primed wooden board in my driveway for people to come and throw paint at it or drop it on. They had to make an appointment in order to make it a social distancing safe project. It was an an experience that left me grateful and awed.
It took a full week for the many layers of paint to fully dry in my garage. I enjoyed going to the garage every now and then and running my hands over the many layers of paint. The texture is fabulous. It made me feel a close connection to all who participated as I remembered who put what layer on. It also gave me a glimpse into their homes through the colours of their wall paint as well as an idea of their reality through the words they gave me to write on the board before the project started.

From ‘Mad’ to ‘Hopeful’, ‘Really Tired & Sad’ to ’Accomplished’. Everyone is going through this confinement differently. Frustrations were yelled out when throwing paint while others poured it on in complete calm and silence. Entire families came to participate, high school and elementary students I’ve taught art to, teachers, artists and neighbours.

It was a transformative experience as I saw words disappear; some peaking through until near the end. At times I saw figures dancing; a human form walking away from an explosive landscape; a dinosaur fossil and in the end a happy face and a flamingo.

I can stare at it for hours.

Taken as a whole, it doesn't look like anything particularly beautiful. It is on closer inspection that one notices the woven ties, the intersecting lines and the colours that blend… it is the texture of a community.

Le 8 juin dernier, j'ai installé un panneau de bois de 4 pi x 8 pi dans mon entrée. J’ai invité plusieurs personnes pour qu’elles viennent jeter de la peinture sur le panneau ou simplement la verser. Ils ont dû prendre rendez-vous afin d'en faire un projet de distanciation sociale sécuritaire. Ce fut une expérience qui m'a touchée et impressionnée.

Il a fallu une semaine complète pour que les nombreuses couches de peinture sèchent complètement dans mon garage. J'aimais de temps en temps aller au garage et passer mes mains sur les nombreuses couches de peinture. La texture est fabuleuse. Cela m'a permis de ressentir un lien étroit avec tous ceux et celles qui ont participé, car je me souvenais qui avait mis quelle couche de peinture. Sans le vouloir ces personnes ont levé le voile sur l’intérieur de leurs maisons à travers les couleurs de leur peinture et une idée de leur réalité à travers les mots qu'ils m'ont donné à écrire au tableau avant le début du projet.

De «fou» à «plein d’espoir», «vraiment fatigué et triste» à «accompli». Tout le monde traverse différemment cette isolation. Certaines frustrations ont été criées en jetant de la peinture tandis que d'autres ont versé dans un calme et un silence absolus. Des familles entières sont venues participer, des élèves du secondaire et du primaire auxquels j'ai enseigné l'art, des enseignantes, des artistes et des voisins.

Ce fut une expérience transformatrice quand j'ai vu les mots disparaître; certains mots restants jusqu'à la fin. Parfois, des images apparaissaient. Je voyais des personnages danser; une forme humaine s'éloignant d'un paysage explosif; un fossile de dinosaure et finalement un visage joyeux et un flamant rose.

Je peux le regarder pendant des heures. Je ne savais pas trop si je voulais y ajouter quelque chose mais finalement j'ai décidé d'ajouter des murs presque transparents signifiant un plan d'étage. Une certaine restriction de vivre entre nos murs aussi longtemps mais suffisamment transparent pour ne pas nous retenir.

À première vue, on dirait que le tableau n’est pas particulièrement beau. C’est en regardant de plus près qu’on remarque les liens tissés, les lignes qui croisent et les couleurs qui se marient…c’est la texture d’une communauté.(While Social Distancing)
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2 months ago

Fundraiser the Ottawa Food Bank:)Final call to get your tickets for tonight's show! This is a virtual interactive mystery experience, set in a tavern in Bytown in 1828. 50% of tickets benefit the Ottawa Food Bank.
Click on that ticket link now, and help the support the Ottawa Food Bank as well, all within this night of mystery!

www.eventbrite.ca/e/paths-of-promise-bytown-1828-tickets-109055544068

#ottawafoodbank #ottawacanada #ottawahistory #ottawatheatre #ottawafoodbankfundraiser #bytown
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2 months ago

The Ottawa Art Gallery - Galerie d'art d'Ottawa is hosting A Virtual Conversation: Exploring anti-Black racism, actions to consider moving forward and how the arts, and arts institutions are implicated.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4 PM | on Zoom

Register here ➡️ bit.ly/2MT8ecaA Virtual Conversation: Exploring anti-Black racism, actions to consider moving forward and how the arts, and arts institutions are implicated.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4 PM | on Zoom
Register here 👉 bit.ly/2MT8eca

The Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to join us in a virtual conversation moderated by Artist, Facilitator and OAG Board Member, Dominique Dennery featuring artists Kosisochukwu Nnebe (Coloured Conversations) and Evelyn Duberry (Evelyn Duberry Glass Art); and Councillor Rawlson King, Ottawa Council’s newly appointed liaison for anti-racism and ethnocultural relations.

Part of the series:
OAG I GAO : 2036
LECTURE SERIES & COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, HELPING SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY

As part of our OAG: 2036 Strategic Planning process we have conducted a number of keynote lectures, panel discussions, focus group sessions and a virtual conversation to help spark our collective thinking and shape our gallery’s future (short term and long term).
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2 months ago

A REMINDER TO ALL: This group is intended to bring arts workers together and potentially help address specific concerns we may face as a community. The goal is to still organize the local community on the grassroots level and ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. ...

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2 months ago

This painting COPPER HILLS COAL RIVERS - has been hanging, unseen, in the Trinity Gallery inside the Shenkman Centre since early Feb. (sigh) ...

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2 months ago

Our partners Ottawa Music Industry Coalition are looking for participation in this task force for reopening live music venues safely.As Ontario enters Phase 2 of the recovery plan, it is important that all businesses are ready. While Ottawa Public Health directives state that live music is prohibited at this point, OMIC is currently working closely with the City of Ottawa’s Art, Heritage Development and Cultural Development and Initiatives Department, Public Health and Ottawa Special Events as a Working Group focused on creating best-practice protocols and models for the reopening of our live music venues. Our working group will be one of the international groups working in collaboration with Music Venue Trust, Music Cities Together, and Music Policy Forum’s REVS (Re-Open Every Venue Safely) Pilot Project. REVS is a national campaign to develop and disseminate action plans and budgets rooted in a hyper-pragmatic understanding of the challenges ahead. OMIC is also striking a Venues Task Force, which will consist of OMIC members, who will help advise the REVS Working Group. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Jamie, the Executive Director, at jamie@ottawamic.com.

Together, we will work to share information and resources with each other as we develop our locally-based workplans and protocols for opening up music venues safely.

For more information on preparing your workplace, employees, and operations, visit
ottawa.ca/en/business/economic-support-and-recovery

COVID-19 Guidelines for Reopening your Restaurant
www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/resources/Documents/COVID-19-Guidance-for-Reope...

More about REVS: ottawamic.com/news-nouvelles/2020/6/10/callout-to-venues-for-participation-in-revs-appel-lanc-aux...
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2 months ago

DREAMSCAPE - this painting has been hanging in the Council chambers of the United Counties of Prescott Russell in the town of l'Orignal ON. since December and they have been closed since Feb. too - so it hangs with all its other paintings - unseen ... (sigh)

This COVID 19 pandemic has lost me FIVE exhibitions ! Three in May one in June (at the Art Network Ottawa) show space in the offices and one in September in Vankleek Hill's Arbor Gallery and Cultural Centre.
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2 months ago

AMOUR POUR LA TERRE - LOVE FOR THE LAND Another painting hanging alone inside the Shenkman Centre since early Feb., on the Promenade Gallery with the ArtEast group! (sigh) ...

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2 months ago

Un autre exemple de la maîtrise du sculpteur BÉLA SIMÓ, de Val-des-Monts, en Outaouais, un artiste passionné...
L’oeuvre, terminée à la mi-mai 2020, n’a pas encore de titre. Pouvez-vous lui en suggérer un?
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2 months ago

Timeline PhotosCanvas is ready for PAINT DROPS! Unless I get 4 more people to participate! ...

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2 months ago

Just learned about this:

According to a recent survey 64% of artists and creative workers are unemployed! Every opportunity to perform, showcase or display in person has vanished for the time being. The creative community is deeply wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, I’ve joined RAW Artists in an effort to help fundraise directly to artists for a project titled, The National Arts Drive.

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, we’re calling all artists in every creative medium to showcase from their front lawns, driveways, balconies, stoops or studios. We’re inviting the community at-large to take a drive and experience the creative culture living in their own neighborhood. The driving experience will be paired with a mobile website and interactive map. As drivers approach an installation or performance they can donate directly to the artist, follow them on social media and/or flag their online shop for future purchase.

If you or a creative you know if interested in joining this movement and raising awareness and financial support for artists, sign up and drop your map marker at [NationalArtsDrive.com](nationalartsdrive.com/)

Let's fill our city's front yards and balconies with the arts.
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2 months ago

Nightswimming has been deeply listening to the voices of BIPOC artists. In listening to these voices we know that passive solidarity is not enough. We need meaningful actions to make meaningful change.

As a company that is devoted to commissioning and developing new Canadian plays, musical works and dance, we believe that stories, and the artists who tell them, can change the world.

One action that Nightswimming will do right now is offer a $20,000 commission to a Black and/or Indigenous artist to create a full-length work.

This is just one thing we will do. We urge our colleagues in positions of privilege and power to consider what meaningful actions they can take today.

Read the Call for Proposals here:

linktr.ee/nightswimmingth
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3 months ago

Worried about grocery shopping in Ottawa during Covid and want to avoid a corporate monolith?? I met two university students who have been doing the shopping for a number of folks I know (they do not have their usual summer jobs due to the pandemic). They are responsible, affordable, mask up and wear gloves, and very reliable. If you want their contact info DM me or email Matthew at tasc@web.ca. ...

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2 months ago

New payment guidelines for virtual exhibitions, tours, talks, reproductions, and more are now available!

Click here for more info: carfac-raav.ca/recommended-practices-for-paying-artists-during-the-covid-19-crisis/
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2 months ago

COVID -19 Doors Open at Enriched Bread Artists | COVID -19 Portes ouvertes chez les artistes du Enriched Bread Artists ! ...

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2 months ago

I have not been able to do much about exhibiting my art. There will be a national event on June 20th where artists will do setups on their properties but other than that it is mostly "paint and store" for me! I have played a bit more with video making... if interested checkout my latest one below. Being able to go out for walks and doing plein air or taking photos for references feels soooo nice! Will be exploring our parks much more this year I think! ...

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2 months ago

PAL Ottawa is inviting all arts workers in the national capital region to take part in this important survey that addresses financial, housing, and related challenges facing those who contribute so much to our region. Please take a few moments and fill this out. Your answers will be hugely valuable (and your identity kept confidential) as we create a snapshot of where things stand for visual artists, technicians, archivists, musicians, actors, writers, editors, gallerists, and so many other cultural contributors. palottawa.org/pal-ottawa-2020-housing-survey/ ...

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2 months ago

Today's update from the PM said that in the future "all workers will receive 10 days of paid sick leave per year".

If anyone receives more information in the next while re: if this applies to independent contractors/artists, it would be so helpful if you would share it here.

Le PM a annoncé que tous travailleurs recevront "10 jours de congé de maladie payés par an".

J'aimerais savoir si cette stipulation inclut les travailleurs autonomes. Si vous êtes bien informés, SVP partagez les mises à jour içi.
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3 months ago

Timeline Photos#OttCity's business community is working together in support of the #local economy to address the challenges of #Covid19.
Join us May 29 at 1 pm for a virtual town hall on Ottawa's economic recovery planning and join in!
More info: bit.ly/2A1gQKJ
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3 months ago

Day 3 of MuseFest2020! Check out these awesome artists TODAY! ...

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3 months ago

Number of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa | Nombre de cas COVID-19 à OttawaWondering about the number of COVID-19 cases there are by ward? Ottawa Public Health has developed a map that shows the cases by ward. Be sure to check their website for updates. #heartoforleans #covid19

www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/reports-research-and-statistics/la-maladie-coronavirus-covid-19.aspx
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3 months ago

Music educators! Coalition Canada has launched a ground-breaking study on the state of music education in Canada. Music Canada is proud to partner on this research, which will establish a national understanding on access to quality music education in every province and territory.

Teachers and administrators are invited to take part in the survey to help outline what music education looks like in their school (pre-pandemic), and what music education means in their community.

For full details, including a link to the survey, visit coalitioncanada.ca/en/research/.Calling all teachers and school administrators!

We've launched a ground-breaking study on the state of music education in Canada and we want every school in Canada represented!

Surveys are online at: www.coalitioncanada.ca/research

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We want to know, pre-pandemic, what did music education look like in your school?

Teachers: whether you teach music full-time in school or whether you include music activities in your classroom, you play a part in music education in Canada.

Administrators: Your voices matter, too! We want to hear how your school supports music education and what it means in your community.

All survey respondents are entered in a draw for one of three $5000 music instrument grants from MusiCounts and surveys completed before May 31 are entered in a draw for a gift card from Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Please spread the word to your colleagues and friends in music education!

This survey is conducted in partnership with MusiCounts, Music Canada, People for Education, the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning, and the Canadian Music Educators' Association/Acme .
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