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Creative City Network of Canada

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

In This Issue

Creative City Summit Recap

2023 Summit Sneak Peek

News from the Sector:
Mondiacult Report

Culture for Sustainable Development Goals Toolkit

Start Your Membership

Member Updates


All In: New Pathways for Moving Forward

Recapping the 2022 Creative City Summit

After two Summit-less years, the Waterloo Summit brought back our annual event with a sense of celebration, fun, and collaboration. We loved seeing almost 200 of you in the room and many virtual attendants each day. The speakers, activities, and opportunities to network were fabulous and our thanks to everyone who participated. Extra special thank you to our hosts at the City of Waterloo!

Summit Information

October 3-5, 2023


Consider becoming a sponsor of the Creative City Summit. Show your support and get your brand in front of CCNC audiences and Summit delegates. 

A wide variety of opportunities to support the Summit in 2023 will be available and the 2023 Sponsorship package will be available soon. Opportunities fall into the following categories:

Visionary $6000+ 

Innovator $2,000–$5,999

Creator $1,000–$1,999

Contributor $350–$999

Supporter up to $349

The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 was convened by UNESCO forty years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in 1982, and 24 years after the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies for Development held in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1998. The UNESCO-MONDIACULT 2022 World Conference was hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico.
One hundred-fifty States unanimously adopted an ambitious Declaration for Culture at the end of the three-day conference. The text affirms culture as a “global public good”. It reflects countries’ agreement on a common roadmap to strengthen public policies in this field.
Culture for SDGs Toolkit A free resource developed to encourage cultural and heritage organizations in Canada to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

A Hands-On Introduction to Wikidata with CAPACOA – The Canadian Open Data Society will lead an introductory workshop to Wikidata.

Since the CODS community is composed primarily of public sector workers, I will be focusing the workshop on wikidata items for cultural venues. I believe this workshop could also be of interest to your respective constituencies as well and I would be thankful if you could spread the word.  

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Frédéric Julien (Research and Development Director, CAPACOA)
Dessa Hayes (Digital Discoverability Consultant, CAPACOA)


Member Updates

From our members:

The 2022 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Cultural Planning Award – Edmonton Arts Council, ’Connections & Exchanges’

Honourable Mention: Town of Whitby, ON, ‘Culture Connects Whitby – Whitby's First Culture Plan 2021–2031’


Cultural Events Award – City of New Westminster, ‘Shine Bright New West’

Honourable Mention: City of Camrose, AB, “Colour the Underpass”


Cultural Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA) Award – City of Ottawa, ‘City of Ottawa–Anishinabe Algonquin Nation Civic Cultural Protocol and Implementation Plan (2022–2026)’


Public Art Legacy Award – City of Kingston, ON, ‘Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project: Manidoo Ogitigan (Spirit Garden) by Terence Radford’

Honourable Mention: City of Ottawa, ON, 'O-Train Stage 1 Public Art Program'


Public Art Sustainability Award – The City of Mississauga, ON, ‘Blissful Release’ by Vivian Rosas

Honourable Mention: City of Nanaimo, BC, 'X̌e’x̌e‘ Sq̒upástul u tu T̒hewum Qa’ ‘i’ K̒wat̒lkw (Sacred Gathering of the Freshwater and Saltwater)' by Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun

2022 Stand Up for Culture Award – City of Waterloo, ON, Micro-grants in partnership with local organization Pat the Dog Theatre Creation

Become a CCNC Member

Are you looking for cross-Canada support and professional development in local culture work? 


CCNC invites municipalities working toward elevated cultural policy and practices, cultural organizations working closely with local government or community, and individual consultants, artists, or students who could benefit from proximity to local culture workers to join our growing membership.

The fabric of our network is made up of a diverse and exciting array of voices from three membership types, all working towards strengthening their local culture presence: 

•  Municipalities and Band Councils 
•  Organizations and Culture Funders 
•  Individuals

As a network, our members are each other's best resources for best practices, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with all professionals working in local-level culture. As a national organization, CCNC strives to foster meaningful relationships, build bridges, and offer culture workers professional development opportunities unique to their work in local culture. We offer programs, opportunities to connect and share, research, and an ever-evolving and improving online portal environment to support our members in their work. 

Benefits of Membership
Interested in Receiving Economic Data on Your Local Culture Sector?

Municipalities that partner in the CSS in 2022 will receive culture-centred GDP and employment data for the crucial year, 2020. Along with these data sets, partners receive an infographic highlighting their top 3 cultural industries. 


If you are interested in joining CSS for the first time, please notify the CCNC office for information on fees and to confirm your municipality's eligibility for the program. 


New this year, new partners to the CSS will be charged a one-time additional joining fee. This fee helps cover the costs of sourcing data for your municipality dating back to 2010

More about CSS

Post your open job calls, calls for artists, requests for proposals and workshop announcements on the CCNC Classifieds. $25.00 CAD


Remember! Members can post on the Classifieds for FREE. Just sign in and post through the Portal. 

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