Creative City Summits

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School of Contemporary Dancers performs, Winnipeg, MB - Photo by Robert Barrow
  • Meeting your colleagues face to face is an essential part of networking. The first Creative City Network of Canada annual meeting was held in Vancouver in November, 2002. Since then, the CCNC has organized 10 more highly successful annual meetings where representatives from municipalities, arts organizations, provincial and federal government agencies and others can meet to share ideas, connect, and work together to build vital infrastructure for arts and cultural development in Canada.

    Building on the success of our inaugural Creative City Summit in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2008, Creative City Network of Canada annual meetings follow the Summit format beginning in 2011 through 2014. The Summit is designed to be more intimate and interactive to provide practitioners with a platform to exchange ideas and learn from their peers. These meetings are 2.5 days, and include study tours of the host municipality.


  • 2015-2019 Creative City Summit Hosts

    The host cities for the 2015-2019 Creative City Summits have been chosen! We had an amazing response to our call for bids. Congratulations to our host cities for 2015-2019!

    2015 - Kelowna, BC, October 27th to 29th, 2015

    2016 - Surrey, BC, October 17th to 19th, 2016

    2017 - Halifax, NS, October 18th to 20th, 2017

    2018 - Mississauga, ON, November 6th to 8th, 2018

    2019 - Saskatoon, SK, October 1st to 3rd, 2019


    To read the press release, download the PDF.