The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) encourages and supports the development of drama and dance in education in Ontario. CODE often engages with partner organizations, as well as provincial, national, and international agencies to represent its members and advocate for issues of importance to those in the field of arts education.

CODE encourages its members and the public-at-large to assist us in advocating for the arts in your schools and communities. Please see the following links to support you in becoming an advocate for dance and drama education.


CODE Advocacy Resources

2020 CODE Advocacy Brochure

CODE Drama Brochure

CODE Dance Brochure

We Need to Talk About DramaA Chorus of Voices: Shaping a Future for Drama in Education - Christine Jackson, former CODE President, CODE Conference October 2015


CODE Letters and Responses


January 4


August 4 - Updated Return to school document, adding 18 COVID adapted resources and shared widely:  Drama and Dance: Creative Community in the Time of COVID

June 25 - Document sent to School Boards in Preparation for Return to Schools: Drama and Dance in the Time of COVID 

June 15 - Joint Letter (CODE, FNMIEAO, OAEA, OASPHE, OMEA, Ophea) to Directors and Trustee Chairs  Return to Schools    

                     English          Francais

May 27 -  Letter from CODE to MOET:  Consultation for School Reopening - COVID 19

May 27 - Letter from all ARTS subject association to MOET: CODE, OAEA, OMEA: Joint Consulation for School Reopening


Note: We are working to add all previous advocacy letters so that we are always posting  for one year and archiving  our work in previous years in a public folder available here.


CODE Recommended Research and Writing

  • Research Report on Teaching in Ontario by Kathleen Gould Lundy

          All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration, Innovation Research Report, Kathleen Gould Lundy, 2016


CODE Recommended Videos

  • CODE 40th Anniversary Documentary


  • Learning Through the Arts Video Series

  • Pulse Dance Conference Videos

  • Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

  • Why I Dance Video - The Dance Current Magazine