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Advocacy 101: Working Effectively with Government

September 28 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm


Working effectively with government can to bring added value to your event in many ways. No doubt working within the “big machine” can seem overwhelming. It’s important to understand how to navigate it for your event’s benefit – and because our industry and sector contributes to important policies and outcomes that affect us, and the millions of people who enjoy and benefit from our industry, every year.

This session will give you a chance to sharpen your government relation skills and learn:

  • Practical information, skills and tips to be ready to meet and work with government officials
  • How to establish the right expectations and approach to see positive gains for your event
  • How to align your activities + communications to achieve results
  • About OFN’s recent activities, and how you can get engaged to support industry advocacy


Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development (CAPACOA) + Co-chair, Canadian Arts Coalition

Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant and an advocate. Frédéric has worked in the field of performing arts presentation at the department of Canadian Heritage, at Réseau Ontario and at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, where he currently manages research and arts promotion activities. Frédéric has a been Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition since 2013 and he also serves on the board of Arts Health Network Canada.

Carole Anne Piccinin, OFN Executive Director

Government Relations specialists – to be announced


September 28
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Ottawa Festival Network