Member News

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has established resources for Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.

OAC’s new strategic plan, Vital Arts and Public Value, identifies Deaf artists and artists with disabilities as a new priority group.

A number of initiatives have been established to support this group:

Support for costs to prepare applications

Support for accessibility costs for applicants

Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program

OAC has established a new program dedicated to Deaf artists and artists with disabilities. Program guidelines and application forms will be available in Spring 2015. The deadline for this program is July 3, 2015.

Contact:  Janice Lambrakos, Information Services Coordinator 416-969-7429,(toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7429),

Bushra Junaid, Outreach and Development Manager, 416-969-7407, (toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7407)

New Managing Partner at Pallett Valo LLP

Bobby Sachdeva was appointed Managing Partner at Pallett Valo LLP effective January 1, 2015.

Bobby, who was called to the bar in 1993, has made tremendous strides as a lawyer at the firm through his Insolvency and Litigation practice. Sachdeva joined Pallett Valo on an 8 month contract as a stand in for a maternity leave in 1995. He founded the firm’s insolvency group in 2001 and has grown that group into one of the firm’s leading practice groups. He gained management experience over the last few years through his involvement as Deputy Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s executive.

Read more here


Funding Unique Youth Theatre Training

Does your organization want to undertake a unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?  The next deadline to apply for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) is March 16.

YTTP offers financial support to programs anywhere in Ontario, led by professional theatre artists, which deliver accessible training to young people.  This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Apply for Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program grants

I Want To Showcase Launch

The Ontario Contact showcase application process has now begun! Artists from all genres – theatre, young audience, dance, music – are invited to apply.
The platform allows you to use your application to apply to several performing arts conferences across North America.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.


An online language learning system with over 60 courses for English speakers and several ESL courses.

Mango languages is also available for mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play.


Hamish Burgess is announced as Blues and Roots Radio’s Head of Operations

in the Pacific and North West. He is a renowned Celtic artist, music promoter, radio show Host, bagpiper and reporter. Hamish has been involved in Radio for the last nine years as host of The Maui Celtic Showwhich has listeners from not only Hawaiian Islands, the USA and Canada, but also Australasia and Europe. He received the ‘ Scot of the Year ‘ award from The Caledonian Society of Hawaii at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival. He is the owner of Maui Celtic, a business and organization that is a cross-cultural link for music events, genealogy, Celtic art and heritage, and information on Celtic nations. CEO Global Operation’s Stevie Connor says “ His vast knowledge of Folk and Celtic music will be invaluable to us . Hamish travels constantly to Western Canada and The USA and has interviewed and met hundreds of artists and media both for Radio and TV over the years. He is well respected by his peers and artists alike. I can think of no better ambassador for Blues and Roots Radio in the west.“


Changes to the Trade-marks Act!

If you own a trade-mark or use an unregistered trade-mark in your business, here are a few things you should know about the upcoming changes to the Trade-marks Act. – See more at:


Sunday Morning Soul 

Come on over to The Blues Side, each & every Sunday morning, afternoon or evening….Sunday Morning Soul brings you “The Best In Brand New Blues, Roots & Soul Music!

We have Blues News, CD Giveaways and the “Best Music You’ve Never Heard!”

You can now listen to Sunday Morning Soul on, Hunter’s Bay Radio 88.7 (

97.7 The Beach FM (, CHLY 101.7FM (,, DAWG FM 101.9FM, &


Annette Seip showcased at Port 1 Cafe

Annette Seip has her spectacular photos of local scenes hanging at Port 1 Cafe, 1 Hurontario, Port Credit.
Drop in for a great cup of coffee and enjoy these images presenting Port Credit and the surrounding area throughout the seasons.

More information about Annette and her work can be found at



Which works from the Permanent Art Collection do you want to see in the Gallery this Spring? The decision is yours!

Stay tuned to the AGM Facebook and Twitter accounts in January for the launch of #CurateAGM, the Gallery’s first ever social media-based public curation initiative. Your votes will decide the 10 works from our Collection that will be displayed in the Gallery alongside some recent acquisitions, from February 26 – April 12, and artwork labels will acknowledge some of the comments from social media. Voting begins online and in-gallery mid-January. Information

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Share the Love…With Your City

The City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program seeks to commission up to 11 artists as part of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games IGNITE event. This temporary public art initiative is intended to ignite the spirit of the Pan Am Games through a celebration of sport and culture.

The deadline for proposals is: March 5th, 2015.

A Primer on Reviewing Contracts

This article is about reading contracts carefully. Although many of the issues that arise are quite simple to spot, they are often missed. Here is my list of some of the common issues which should be considered when reviewing any contract:1. The Names of the Parties“Cojo Transportation Limited” is not the same as “Cojo Logistics Inc. or “Cojo Logistics”. When an incorrect corporate name is used, questions arise as to whether a contract has come into existence at all.Read more here



Century Audio Visual is proud to announce the publication of its new company brochure! Although our mission to serve the needs of our clients will never change, we continue to grow and improve in our technology and our service offering. We thought it was time to share that story with you, our valued clients. Our handy 3-fold brochure is available through any of our project managers. Proposing an AV project and need a copy to bring to a meeting? Simply visit our website and click on Century Audio Visual Brochure. Contact Century AV today to receive your copy!


Global Radio Station streaming 24/7 from Port Credit, Mississauga – Blues and Roots Radio brings you the very best in Blues, Soul, Celtic, Folk, and Roots music streaming from Port Credit, Mississauga, across Canada and around the world playing the best music from independent local, regional and international artists streaming 24 /7  We encourage local artists to get in touch for music submissions and interviews.


Ongoing – The Kendall Hurley Collection: (St. David’s Bench Room & Paul Bosc Tasting Room). Chateau Des Charmes Wines, 1025 York Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake. Open to the public Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.