Community Partnerships & Programs
The Community Partnerships & Programs (CPP) department connects young people, parents, educators, and communities with meaningful and experiential learning opportunities. Our programs are designed to spark creative power through culturally responsive and engaging learning opportunities. Through new and ongoing initiatives such as our Free Concert Series, Opera Makers Programming, COC Summer Opera Intensive, Showcase Series, and COC Teen Council, the CPP department is committed to making opera accessible and dedicated to providing diverse access points and opportunities for the next generation of creatives.
For over 70 years, the COC has invested in opportunities for the community to engage with the performing arts from a number of different disciplines, artistic backgrounds and practices. We are thrilled to continue to broaden program offerings, open doors to brand new communities and organizations, and deliver meaningful, authentic learning opportunities to the people we serve.
Through developing strong connections within the community, the CPP department continues to support, execute and highlight a diverse range of artistic talent that reflects the diverse landscape of Toronto.
SEASON PROGRAMMINGThroughout the season, the Community Partnerships & Programs department offers exciting opportunities for community engagement.
SUMMER PROGRAMMINGDuring the summer months, the CPP department provides access to creative programming and barrier-free opportunities for young Canadian artists.
TEEN COUNCILThe COC Teen Council is a free leadership development program that empowers the next generation of creatives to find artistic ways to serve their communities.
The Opera Makers program aims to make arts education accessible to underserved schools and communities through hands-on activities that explore every element of an opera, from storytelling and composition, to performance and design.
Meet our Opera Teaching Artists, who deliver interactive workshops, concerts, and educational programming in both school and community settings.