• The CCNC would like to thank the City of Halifax its generous support.



  • The CCNC would like to thank the Government of Nova Scotia for its generous support.

Views from Edge: Periphery, Perspective and the Contemporary City

October 18-20, 2017
Halifax, NS

Photos by City of Halifax
Background Photo Credit:
Lab de Dance, Ottawa, ON
  • Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond

    The Michaëlle Jean Foundation was born of the actions taken to support underserved youth, the arts and culture during the mandate of the 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, and her husband Monsieur Jean-Daniel Lafond. The enthusiastic response to those actions has fueled the creation of a national organization, which continues to support innovative initiatives that enable underserved youth to unite, share ideas, and act positively to transform lives and revitalize communities across Canada. Mme Jean and M. Lafond have chosen to dedicate the legacy of their mandate to fulfilling that pan-Canadian vision.

    The fruit of collaboration between the Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia-based Youth Art Connection, the Justice, Arts and Youth in Action (JAYA) Initiative promotes an arts for collective impact approach to empower youth across Nova Scotia, including Halifax. In this model, organizations employ the arts as a means of both expression and engagement to mobilize youth and a variety of sectors, around collaboratively building safer, more inclusive communities for all residents, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation physical and mental ability, or socio-economic position.

    The 2017 Creative City Summit in Halifax welcomes Mme Jean and M. Lafond as keynote speakers to present the ongoing work of the Foundation. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which the arts are used to nurture civic and productive engagement from diverse youth perspectives, as well as to foster genuine receptivity for these voices within our institutions and prevailing social and economic structures. Using the JAYA model as an exciting and emergent local context, Summit attendees will hear from partners, mentors and, most importantly, youth artist participants in provoking the question of how youth can marshal the arts to engender a truly contemporary city, and the various perspectives that enlighten and create success for all.

  • Summit Registration

    Registration is open!

    Registration for the 2017 Creative City Summit in Halifax is now open!

    Available exclusively on Eventbrite. Visit our Eventbrite site to register. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque.

    Register by Tuesday, August 1st to receive the early-bird registration rate.

    Contact the office at or by phone at 604-688-2489.


  • Applications for Peer-to-Peer presentations for the Halifax Summit are now open!

    Download the P2P Call for more information on this year's P2P Streams and how to apply to present.

    The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

    Email or call us at 604-688-2489.

  • The Creative City Network of Canada is reaching out to businesses, organizations and its members to show your support at the upcoming 2017 Creative City Summit in Halifax, NS from October 18-20, 2017.

    Download the 2017 Sponsorship Package.

    Contact the office at or at 604-688-2489.

  • Summit Hotel

    The Westin Nova Scotian


    The official hotel of the 2017 Creative City Summit is The Westin Nova Scotian. Summit delegates will be eligible for a special conference rate of $189 a night.

    The Summit discount is available until Friday, September 15th, so book now to avoid missing out.

    Please note, there are two other conferences happening in Halifax around the time of the CCNC Summit, so book your hotel rooms soon to avoid disappointment. 

    To book your stay, click here.

  • Flying to Halifax

    Summit flight discounts!

    We are excited to announce flight discount codes for delegates to and from the Summit with both Westjet and Porter Air.


    Westjet is offering a discount for delegates flying to Halifax from anywhere in North America. Receive 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares*. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, visit www.westjet.com/conventiondiscount.

    Web Coupon Code: QRS6VWQ

    Travel Agent Web Code: YHZ03

    *Discounts not available on flex fares or on code-share or partner airlines.

    Porter Air:

    Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the 2017 Creative City Summit. 

    The discounted fares are available for booking from April 6, 2017 to October 23, 2017 and available for travel:

    From: To: When:
    Anywhere in Canada or US Halifax Oct 15th to Oct 20th
    Halifax Anywhere in Canada or US Oct 18th to Oct 23rd


    Book online or through a travel agent using the promo code CCN217.




  • Awards of Excellence 2017

    Call for Nominations is now open!
    The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 12th. Visit the Awards of Excellence page for more information.