Important Notices

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce Images

All photographs and other images used on this site are the property of the artist and/or photographer who have contributed them. No unauthorized reproduction, public exhibition or re-use is permitted. Distribution of the images through any means, including electronic, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO or from the originating artist or photographer. To obtain permission to re-use material from this web site, please contact the Canadian Commission for UNESCO at

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce Text

Materials on the site were produced and /or compiled by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for the purpose of providing its members and the public with direct access to information about its activities. The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreement. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission. Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in whole or in part and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • The Canadian Commission for UNESCO be identified as the source agency; and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce Third-Party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the site are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact

Official Languages Notice

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information on its web site is available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a courtesy and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Privacy Notice

The Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts, on whose server the Commission’s web site is housed, are committed to providing visitors with web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of Canada Council web sites.

  • Canada Council for the Arts web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.
  • All personal information held or collected by the Canada Council is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that should you correspond voluntarily with one of its web sites by electronic mail or any other medium, the personal information that we hold, create and collect from you is used only for administrative and statistical purposes and is not shared or disclosed to anyone outside the Canada Council for the Arts without your consent.
  • The Canada Council for the Arts employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
  • The Canada Council occasionally uses "cookies" to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. The cookies we use do not allow us to identify individuals. They are compiled into statistical information on traffic patterns and are used to assess site efficiency.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy or the administration of the Privacy Act at the Canada Council for the Arts, you may contact the Privacy Coordinator by e-mail at, by calling (613) 566-4414, or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4261 or regular mail to:

ATIP Office
The Canada Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

Also see the document "Access to Information Act" (updated 2001-12-01).

Hyperlinking Notice

Links to web sites not under the control of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Canadian Commission is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content. The Canadian Commission does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Users should be aware that information offered by web sites not under the control of the Canadian Commission that are not subject to the Official Languages Act, and to which the Canadian Commission links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question.