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There are thousands of organizations and individuals in Canada who present live performing arts events. They are part of a dynamic, nation-wide performing arts ecosystem. Whether Canadians live in small rural communities or in large cities, they attend performances at arts festivals, in theatres, concert halls and community spaces. Moreover, they recognize the deeper value of the presentation of performing arts on individual, community and societal levels.

Featured lesson plan: Calgary over 100 years

This lesson plan offers students the opportunity to investigate the differences between Calgary in the early 1900s and Calgary in 2009, focusing on the changes in people, economy, size, population. (This lesson may easily be adapted for different cities.)