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CACDA, the Canterbury Arts Centre Development Association, is a registered charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for the Arts Canterbury program. We are a volunteer organization made up of parents, alumni and former staff from the Arts Canterbury program, which is the intensive specialty arts program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa, Canada.

Our mission is to support and promote Arts Canterbury by raising funds to maintain and enhance the program, and by advocating for the value of the program within the general community. Our vision is to enrich the experience of students in the Arts Canterbury program, which fosters a tolerant and encouraging school environment, developing well-rounded, creative and independent thinkers. Our vision includes a larger community supportive of arts education and the pursuit of excellence in the arts.

To carry out our mission and vision, we hold events and conduct fundraising, with proceeds going to help sponsor the auditions, provide bursaries to help cover school fees, and provide funds for supplies and special purchases. You can help us do that by sending in a donation, contributing to the Endowment Fund or volunteering to help on the board or on special projects.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!

Latest News & Events


More than $2,000 was raised at a fundraiser for Canterbury held at one of Ottawa’s best-loved vegetarian restaurants, The Green Door.

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Eat for Art

Read Fandango to find out — a gorgeous newsletter prepared by Canterbury Media Arts and Yearbook students.

Go to Fandango>

A relaxing afternoon wine tasting in a lovely Rockcliffe garden, a perfect way to raise money for the Arts Canterbury programme.

Wine Tasting AGM

2013 AGM

CACDA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013


April 24, 2014

CACDA, | c/o Canterbury High School  |  900 Canterbury Ave.  |  Ottawa, Ont., K1G 3A7 |  Canada

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A year-end variety performance on June 16, 2012, showcased the accomplishments of current Arts Canterbury students, and raised $2,500 for the program.

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Rising Stars

With the retirement of several of our board members we are looking for:

someone willing to manage our database

someone willing to manage our web-site

someone willing to manage the Alumni Facebook page

people willing to lend a hand to keep things running and to organize future events, and/or to think creatively to come up with ideas for these events!

If you enjoy collaborative and creative activity to support the Arts Canterbury program, please contact us.