Upcoming Events


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!

Name *


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 opens November 1.
Registration deadline December 2.



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.