WEDnesday, September 25, 2019, 5:00pm
Four Seasons Centre for the performing arts

5:00pm-6:30pm PAONE Season launch
7:00pm Dress rehearsal of Turandot

You're invited to join the PAONE Board as we launch the 2019/2020 season at an event hosted by the Canadian Opera Company. Reconnect with colleagues. Meet new ones. Find solutions to challenges and celebrate successes. We're excited to meet you.


Social Prescribing: Models of community engagement

Spotlight on a partnership between the ago & south Riverdale community Health centre (SRCHC)

This event will include the PAONE AGM
Wednesday, October 30 2019, 10:00am-1:00PM

(formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)

What is Social Prescribing? In what forms is it being implemented in Toronto? Join us to hear from Surkhab Peerzada (SRCHC) and Melissa Smith (AGO) as they speak about innovative ways to connect cultural institutions and the arts with the healthcare sector. Together, they will talk about SRCHC and AGO’s peer-led program which includes guided gallery visits and art making workshops as well as access to the AGO through the social prescribing evaluation pilot. Learn about the design, implementation, and impact of this evidence-based programming.



Thursday, JUNE 20, 2019, 6PM+

Join us for our final event! Come celebrate the season with your PAONE colleagues! 

Loose Moose from 6pm onwards. 146 Front Street West
(1 Block West of Union Station!)

Email paonearts@gmail.com to RSVP.


Listen up! Etobicoke: community Partnerships in arts education
wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Arts Etobicoke - 4893a Dundas St W, Etobicoke
Kipling Collegiate - 380 The Westway, Etobicoke

Listen Up! is a community-based arts creation project anchored in local schools. Developed by the Juno award-winning Gryphon Trio in collaboration with music educator, composer, and conductor Rob Kapilow, Listen Up! has been running in communities across Canada for 9 years. The program is currently in residence at Dixon Grove Public School in Etobicoke.

The Listen Up! team welcomes PAONE to see the program in action. Hear from Listen Up! partners (teachers, artists, principals, community leaders) about their learning during the year-long project and observe a rehearsal with students.

$10 Members/$15 Non-Members
Lunch will be provided.

Advance registration is required as space is limited.


Discover Dance & A Dialogue on Community Engagement
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:30am-2:00pm

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East

You are invited to Discover Dance, a free, all-ages, lunch hour series, where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists. Stay afterwards with PAONE for an open discussion on Community Engagement in the Arts. You will hear from TO Live’s Education & Engagement team and participate in a conversation exploring the challenges, successes, and strategies of community engagement initiatives.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:30PM-4:30PM

Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W., Toronto

Mirvish Productions welcomes  PAONE at a matinee performance of the hit musical, Come From Away! Enjoy a pre-show networking reception, observe a post-show school Q&A with the cast, and learn about how Mirvish develops its educational programming in a post-show chat with Denise Anderson, Student Outreach & Education Coordinator.  

$50.35 for PAONE Members/$60.96 for non-Members
Registration is closed.


Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:30PM

Location: Jason George (Front & Jarvis)
100 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1

Come and enjoy a bite and a drink with colleagues and celebrate the first half of the season! RSVP below!


Learning from Indigenous Culture and Teachings in the Arts & PAONE AGM

Monday, October 29, 2018, 9:45am-12:30pm

After our AGM, PAONE will host a discussion with special guest speakers:

  • Lindy Kinoshameg and Allen MacInnis: INDIGENizeUS: From Proposal to Implementation to Impact (Young People’s Theatre)

  • Nyla Innuksuk: Indigenous Storytelling Through New Media

$10 for PAONE Members/$20 for non-Members. 

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Thursday, JUNE 28, 2018, 6PM+

Join us for our final event! Come celebrate the season with your PAONE colleagues! 

Duke of York Pub from 6pm onwards. 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
(Near St. George subway station, just east of Bedford and north of Bloor). 


tuesday, march 27, 2018, 7pm-10pm

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - 27 Front Street East

Join us for the Canadian Stage Educators Preview of The Overcoat!  Prior to the performance, the Educator Preview includes a chance for members of PAONE to mingle and chat with members of various school boards throughout Ontario. We also hope to hear from Tapestry New Opera about their upcoming education initiatives. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Programming Strategies for School Field Trips
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 1PM-3:30PM

Roy Thomson Hall - 60 Simcoe St.

Join us for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Gr. 4-8 School Concert, "Shake, Rattle & Roll!"  The one-hour concert will be followed by light refreshments and a group discussion about arts education programming for schools.


PAONE Networking Event
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Harbourfront Centre - 235 Queens Quay W

Hosted by our colleagues from Harbourfront Centre, we'll begin with a guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Harbourfront Centre and The Power Plant. Members will then have the opportunity to meet other arts administrators and arts educators through "speed networking". Light refreshments will be provided.

Conference & AGM: Audience & Capacity building
MOnday, Oct 16, 2017, 10am-1pm

Living Arts Centre (Rogers Theatre). 4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga

Co-hosted by PAONE Member Third Monday Collective
We will be examining how to engage new audiences with a particular focus on reaching out to communities identified as marginalized or invisible, and those individuals or communities furthest from access. This conference will include a panel discussion with working groups, and lunch will be provided.

Conference: Community-Engaged Work
Wednesday, may 31, 2017, 9am-12pm

A group of thirty artists and arts administrators came together for PAONE’s second member-initiated conference of 2017. Co-hosted by PAONE member Mixed Company Theatre, the conference became a platform for a highly interactive dialogue about the everyday challenges encountered in engaging communities.

Conference: Examining Resilience in Arts Education Programming
tuesday, March 28, 2017

On March 28, we held our first member-facilitated conference of 2017. Led by PAONE member Carrie Hage, we explored building resilience in youth through arts education programming. If you weren’t able to join us or would like to revisit what we discussed, you can take a look at her presentation: PAONE – March 28 Conference.


PAONE Holiday mixer
Thursday, December 8, 2017, 6PM+

Join us for our annual Holiday Mixer! Come celebrate wintery festivities with fellow PAONE colleagues! Duke of York Pub from 6pm onwards. 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto (Near St. George subway station, just east of Bedford and north of Bloor). Please RSVP to info@paone.ca by Monday, Dec 5, at noon.


Morning Mixer & AGM
Friday, October 28, 2016

On Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9-11am, PAONE hosted its AGM/Morning Mixer at OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West in Toronto.


conference: outreach beyond your organization
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hosted jointly by our colleagues at the Shaw Festival and Carousel Players, the day included lunch and an invitation to stay for a performance of Alice in Wonderland following the mini-conference.