Sneak Peek at CODE in the 6ix and CODE in the County One-Day Conferences!

Registration will soon be launching for our 'CODE on the Road' series of conferences in Toronto and Prince Edward County! Learn more about these fantastic one-day professional development opportunities.

tdsbCREATES Dance and Spoken Word

The tdsbCREATES Dance and Spoken Word Showcase happens from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM on Thursday May 3rd at the Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Original works od dance and spoken word by students in grades 7-12 will be feautured in the showcase. Click through for more details!

tdsbCREATES Art and Film

The tdsbCREATES Art and Film Opening Reception will be taking place on Tuesday April 17th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. The showcase runs from April 14-25 and features original works of art and film by TDSB students in grades 7-12. Click through for more details!

2018 Shaw Teachers' Day

On Friday April 27th, the Shaw Festival will hold its spring teachers' day feauting a workshop by past CODE Conference presenter Alan Faigal! Go to for details.

Stratford Festival for Teachers - To Kill a Mockingbird: Contemporary Perspectives on Teaching the Classic

The Stratford Festival’s annual teachers' conference will be taking place on May 4th. This year the conference examines To Kill a Mockingbird. This event will allow participants to engage with fellow teachers, playwrights and company members in a full-day symposium featuring play readings, workshops and discussions on contemporary approaches to teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. It also includes a ticket to the 2pm performance. To find out more and to register for the conference, click here

Pulse Ontario Dance Conference and FreeFlow Symposium

 You are cordially invited to attend the Pulse Ontario Dance Conference which is returning to York University May 10 - 13, 2018.  The Pulse bi-annual conference brings together secondary students and their teachers for an immersive experience in dance.

Directing Intimacy Workshop

CODE is offering a 3 hour workshop for secondary teachers with Siobhan Richardson, a stage combat and intimacy director, to teach strategies for directing students in scenes with intimacy. Organized by Kathleen Karpenchuk, CODE's Drama Liaison. Click through for details!


The NRTEA is an event for those teaching preservice, concurrent, and continuing teacher education in Canada. The shape of ROUNDTABLE 2018 is nearing its final form as we glide toward Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.  The theme this year will revolve around 3 interwoven threads: nourishing our personal spirits; enriching essential components of our TEA programs; finding deeper communion between us all.

CODE is looking for Northern Reps!

CODE is looking for two regional reps in our Northern regions. Are you interested in joining a team of passionate volunteers? Looking to expand your view of Arts Education in Ontario? Learn more here!

The State of Our Art

Tags: Drama
CODE was well represented at "The State of Our Art" at Brock Univeristy for their second drama symposium, with members from the Management Board and past presidents attending the event all weekend.  From keynotes by Julia Salverson and Kathleen Gallagher, and workshops from David Booth, Larry Swartz, Joe Norris, Belarie Zatzman, Julia Salverson, and Kathleen Gallagher, there were workshops allowing students, teachers and academics to dig in through inquiry and applied theatre.  Stay tuned for new opportunities from Brock University and future drama sympoisums.   

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls " at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Tags: Drama, Event
On Saturday November 18th at 2PM, Roseneath Theatre will be holding a reading of their new play Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.The play follows the story of 9-year-old Fiona who comes out as male-identified Fin. Fiona has always had this feeling – knowing something is different but not knowing what it was or how to say it. Fiona cuts her hair short and asks her family to start using the name Fin. Dad is accepting of the change right away, but Mom doesn’t quite get it at first. Always from a place of good intentions, we see Fin’s family struggle with this change and through the course of the play ultimately begin to accept and embrace Fin for who he is.