Organization Profile - National Arts Centre Corporation

National Arts Centre Corporation

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Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mandate

The National Arts Centre Corporation (NAC) was created in 1966 by an Act of Parliament as a national showcase for the performing arts. It co-produces with other organizations throughout the country. It also hosts festivals and, through media and its tours, reaches out to audiences across Canada and around the world. The NAC is home to the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and fulfills its artistic mandate through the presentation of classical music, dance, English language theatre, French language theatre, variety and community programming.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

National Arts Centre Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-3/page-1.html#docCont

The Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre is composed of:
  • a Chairperson;
  • a Vice-Chairperson;
  • six other members; and
  • the persons from time to time holding office as the Mayor of the City of Ottawa and the Mayor of the City of Gatineau.
The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson are appointed by the GIC for terms not exceeding four years and the six other members are appointed for a term not exceeding four years.

A person who has served two terms as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or as member is not, during the twelve months following the completion of a second term eligible to be appointed to the Board in the capacity in which the person so served.

There shall be a President of the Centre to be appointed by the Board to hold office for a term not exceeding five years. The incumbent is eligible for reappointment and his/her salary is fixed by GIC and paid by the Corporation.

If the President is absent or unable to perform the duties of the office of President or that office is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer of the Corporation to act as President.

Quorum

The quorum for meeting of the Corporation and of the Board shall be a majority of the Trustees. (s.VI (1) of By-Law No. 1.)

Auditor

By virtue of section 16 of the National Arts Centre Act, the Auditor General is the auditor of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by By-Law

Vice-Chairperson

  • Fixed by By-Law

Member

  • Fixed by By-Law
  • Ex-officio members are only paid expenses fixed by by-law.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Burns, Adrian
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-12-11
2018-12-10
Vice-Chairperson
Glass, Susan J.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-02-05
2019-02-04
Members
Bozak, Kimberley M.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2011-03-03
2019-03-02
O'Brien, Gail B.
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2019-11-08
Scichilone, Enrico A.
Moncton, New Brunswick
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-02-05
2019-02-04
Sicuro, Louise
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-04-22
2018-04-21
Smith, Tracee
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-09-13
2021-09-12
Walcot, Donald Thomas
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-09-13
2019-09-12
Ex Officio Member (Mayor of Ottawa)
Watson, Jim
Ottawa, Ontario
2010-12-01
Ex Officio Member (Mayor of Gatineau)
Pedneaud-Jobin, Maxime
Gatineau, Quebec
2013-11-03