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

CODE Dance Brochure

CODE Drama 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

Most Recent:

CODE'S Document: Drama and Dance in the Time of COVID (June 25, 2020)

Joint Letter to Boards and Trustees - Return to Schools (June 15, 2020)     

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Consultation for School Reopening - COVID 19 (May 27, 2020)

CODE, OAEA, OMEA: Joint Consulation for School Reopening (May 27, 2020)


2019  (This page is a work in progress.)



CODE Recommended Research and Writing

Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit - The Kennedy Centre Alliance for Arts Education Network

Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Ontario Arts Curriculum (2009) Front Matter

Research Report on Teaching in Ontario by Kathleen Gould Lundy

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

Ten Lessons the Arts Teaches by Elliot Eisner

UNESCO Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Road Map for Arts Education: Report for Canada (March 2010)

Unleashing Potential, Harnessing Possibility: An Odyssey of Creativity, Innovation and Critical Thinking: An Action Research Study by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

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