Making Sense of the New Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Standards

Are you wondering what the new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Standards mean for your organization?  Do you need to better understand these often confusing and multi-layered requirements so that you can determine what you have to do, when you have to do it, and how to manage the compliance process for your organization?

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Be our Valentine and share what makes you smile

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Be our Valentine…
and share what makes you smile.

Your passion, your energy and your dedication are what make Ontario’s arts organizations and facilities great. You provide the opportunities for creativity that make a difference in the lives of the 12,851,821 people that call our province home. And that’s a lot to smile about.

Share what makes you smile by sending us photos of the people, places and activities that bring out your pearly whites.

  • Had an amazing opening event?
  • Proud of a space renewal or new construction project?
  • So in love with your new lighting system that you sang out loud?
  • Working with a team so in synch, that you finish each others’ sentences?

Got your smile on? Send it to us!
Snap a pic and send it to: or share it on our Facebook Page wall here or tag with #ABOsmile and post it to Twitter.

Sharing the smile.
Because we love sharing the moments that make you smile, your photo will join other smile worthy moments on our new Pinterest board, Facebook and new website (arriving in March).

Questions? Email Kirstie or give her a call at 519.880.3670 ext 101.

Get Ready to Meet the New Us

New Programs. New Opportunities to Connect.

2013 is our year of new – new programs, new opportunities for learning and exploration into topics that are important to all of us in the arts. Developed as a part of a two year initiative that brings together seven non-profit and private sector partners, our new offerings will help you build, manage, finance and learn about arts facilities more effectively. Our innovative delivery methods will connect you with industry experts and peers who’ve been there, done that.

Over the course of 2013, we will be introducing new tools, resources and services surrounding topics like capital projects, energy efficiency, ongoing facilities management, loan financing, project management and accessibility.

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ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture Welcome 16 Mentorees to the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network

ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture (formerly Culture Careers Council Ontario), are pleased to announce the 16 mentorees that will join the inaugural session of their new joint initiative — the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network. Comprising a diverse cross section of Ontario’s arts organizations, the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network will help arts sector leaders who manage creative spaces, including theatres and galleries, share and learn from each other.

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