Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 130 Years

1887─2017

Message from the President

February 1, 2017
To the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City:

On behalf of the members of the Women’s Art Association of Canada (Toronto), I extend our sincerest condolences to the families who lost family members, to those who were injured and to all members of your community. This terrifying, wanton act of violence against our Muslim friends is sickening and must be confronted by our entire society. We will stand against such intolerable attitudes that result in violence against our fellow human beings. We will fight to remain inclusive of all religions and will celebrate our differences which give us great strength.

The Women’s Art Association of Canada stands in solidarity with you and our hearts and thoughts go out to you.

With deep respect,
Ms. Dale Butterill, MSW, MPA,
President, Women’s Art Association of Canada

Welcome

Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit, member-supported, charitable organization dedicated to assisting and encouraging Canadian artists. (Click for Membership). Over its 130 year history it has served as a haven for visual artists, musicians, writers and devotees of the arts — a place where like-minded people can meet in a welcoming environment.

Since 1948 the Association has offered a scholarship program to students in the arts. Currently Women’s Art funds fourteen scholarships at six leading arts organizations that include Canada’s National Ballet School, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Ontario College of Art and Design. (Click on Scholarships for a full list).

The heart of the Association is a charming 19th century house that backs onto a lovely formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Mary Dignam Gallery, a large, attractive room that hosts openings, receptions and, of course, members’ art exhibitions. It is also the venue for our lectures on the arts and concerts. Many of these events are open to the public.

Please see our Rentals page if you are interested in booking our rooms or garden for a wedding or other event.

Mandate

The mandate of the Women’s Art Association of Canada is to advance education in the visual, musical and performance arts through the funding of scholarships, offering arts education to the public and the provision of space for artists to present their artistic work.

Featured Artists

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  • Gillian Morden

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Dignam Gallery Big Bold & Beautiful

Thursday February 2nd 5:30-8pm

Ruth Upjohn Gallery To Bee or Not to Be Artist Reception

Thursday February 2nd 5:30-8pm

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Mon 20

Closed for Family Day

February 20
Tue 21

Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 21

Who’s Afraid of Toronto Art with Dr. Gerta Moray

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 22

Book Club

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 22

WAAC Luncheon with Dr. Mavis Himes

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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