ACA Documents

ACA Terms of Reference – OCDSB terms of reference
Arts Recognition Awards – criteria, forms and more
Presentation to School Councils – information package to help you get started!

  • 17 Things – how parents help support school arts programs
  • Event checklist – a checklist for organizing school arts events
  • How parents bring artists – how parents can help bring artists to schools

Annual Reports


  • Marjorie Loughrey Award – award is granted to an elementary school that wishes to bring in a professional artist for five days to work with students. Award Information  and Application Form
  • Raisin Artists Visual Days – provides OCDSB elementary classes with full-day visual arts workshops given by professional visual artists Application Form

Reports and Presentations Delivered to Education Committee (now part of Committee of The Whole)

  • Summary of Current Research on the Direct and Indirect Benefits of the Arts, September 20, 2011  Download
  • Education Committee on Tues Oct 18, 2011Question posed by ACA: The allocation in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 budgets of $322,971 and $300,00 respectively, for learning materials and instrument maintenance as part of the music curriculum is welcomed by the ACA as recognition that delivering certain aspects of the Arts curriculum requires specific and incremental funding. This is clearly an important first step in providing equity for all the Arts areas in the Elementary/Intermediate curriculum.The Advisory Committee on the Arts would like to ask then, if there is also a projected budget of the incremental funding that will now be required to provide support for consumables, equipment, maintenance etc in the Visual Arts, Dance and Drama Curricula at the Elementary/ Intermediate levels.If this projected costing is not currently available, when might it be available.
  • Education Committee on Dec. 13, 2011  Download
  • 25th Anniversary of ACA Presentation on Feb. 14, 2012  Download
  • Education Committee on Feb. 21, 2012  Download
  • Education Committee on Mar. 19, 2012   Download
  • Budget Submission to OCDSB on Mar. 27, 2012   Download


Careers in the Arts

Cultural Human Resources Council

Other Links

Ottawa Carleton District School Board & Ministry of Education

Technology and Arts in the classroom