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Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA to Release Report on Arts and Belonging

April 21, 2017 – As part of the national Vital Signs program, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association will be releasing a new report on Arts and Belonging on April 25.

There is a need for art that emphasizes our essential interconnectedness rather than our separateness. Art that evokes the feeling of belonging to a larger whole.Vital Signs: Arts & Belonging will look closely at how arts and culture, in all its forms, make our communities better places to live by helping people to better understand their identity and connect through shared arts experiences.

The report will officially be launched during a web conference on Tuesday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). The launch in French will be at 11:00 a.m.


Media inquiries may be addressed to David Venn, Director of Communications, Community Foundations of Canada.

About Vital Signs

Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life.


The Canadian Arts Presenting Association/l’Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians. CAPACOA fosters skills development, knowledge sharing, policy advancement, collaboration and innovation within the performing arts community and society at large.

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. Together we are a philanthropic movement working across sectors to help Canadians invest in building strong and vibrant communities.

Media Contact

David Venn
Director of Communications
Community Foundations of Canada
Phone: (613) 236-2664 ext. 302
Twitter: @CommFdnsCanada


This research project is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.


Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council


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