Canada - International Document

Survey of the Social Impacts of Dance Organisations in Canada

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EKOS Research Associates

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Canada Council for the Arts

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This in-depth survey is the final phase of the Canada Dance Mapping Study, a multi-year study undertaken by the Canada Council for the Arts to map dance in Canada, including both the professional sector and a full range of dance activities in the community-based, non-professional field. The goal of the survey was to gain a better understanding of activities or programs offered by dance organizations that achieve social impacts, including promoting the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of individuals and their broader communities.

The results revealed that about two-thirds of respondents have offered activities or programs in the last three years with a health and well-being impact, and that most of these organizations have had some sort of collaboration with other arts or community organisations/centres in the past three years, emphasizing the strong collaborative nature of social programming in the dance field in Canada.

Evidence Type: Survey

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Survey

Context: Community

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

EKOS Research Associates, Inc. (2016). Survey of the Social Impacts of Dance Organisations in Canada. Canada: Canada Council for the Arts.