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The evening show, Canada Day Together, is a unique edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration.

Hosted by Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, the show features original artistic collaborations between performers from coast to coast to coast, including stops in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. They have quite the show in store for you!

Let yourself be entertained in the comfort of your home. The night winds up with a montage of the best Canada Day fireworks from past years.

Dora Awards 2020 Recipients 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Dora Award winners and nominees!

Outstanding Production

Winner: hollow mountain (Rock Bottom Movement)


Eden Planted (DanceWorks / Zata Omm)

A Hidden Princess (Pratibha Arts)

AF (Red Sky Performance)

Angels’ Atlas (Angels’ Atlas with Chroma & Marguerite and Armand, The National Ballet of Canada)

Outstanding Original Choreography

Navigating the CECRA Program (Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance) 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended another 8 weeks. This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a total of 24 weeks. 


The Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries announced the launch of Ontario Live (, "a virtual marketplace that brings Ontario together to help support local artists, operators, attractions and businesses throughout the province." Arts and cultural organizations, artists, tourism, recreation, and sport organizations/businesses can register now

Congratulations to the 2020 Dora Nominees

TAPA Announced the Nominees for the Dora Awards 2020, Virtual Edition, on June 8th in an online media announcement.

Dance Ontario members were well represented in the nominations for the Dance Division.


A total of seventeen productions receive nominations in the Dance Division with the National Ballet of Canada’s triple bill

The Prime Minister announced on May 19th the expansion of the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).

The program will now be available to a greater number of businesses that are sole proprietors receiving income directly from their businesses, businesses that rely on contractors, and family-owned corporations that pay employees through dividends rather than payroll.

To qualify under the expanded eligibility criteria, applicants with payroll lower than $20,000 would need:

The final results of the national survey detailing the impacts to the arts sector of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducted the week of April 6 by Forum Research Inc. on behalf of the Canada Council for the Arts, are now available.

More details have been released today about the $500 million Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations that the Federal Government announced in April.

Canadian Heritage will be administering the fund and it will be divided as follows:

Remembering Nancy Stark Smith

Nancy Stark Smith, co-creator of Contact Improvisation, passed away on May 1, 2020. The international dance community is mourning her passing and remembering her incredible gifts and contributions to the field.