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About PAL Ottawa

We reward the artists who delight us with our applause, and often assume that success in the arts brings financial security. But very few members of the performing arts community arrive at the end of their career with an adequate pension and other resources. That’s why we created PAL Ottawa: to provide affordable housing and a support system to artists in need.

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News & Upcoming Events

PAL Ottawa’s 3rd Annual Garden Party

Come Celebrate the Summer Solstice with us at the home of our Magical hosts:

Lorna Tener & Brian Toller

Wednesday, June 24th

5:30-8:00 pm

38 Rideauview Terrace (near the Experimental Farm)

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PAL Ottawa’s preliminary affordable housing for senior artists feasibility study is almost complete. Hear the results at


Monday, June 1, 2015
doors open 5:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Meeting
5:30–8:00 p.m

The Fourth Stage, National Arts Centre
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

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Sounds of Spring: concert and fundraiser for PAL Ottawa

The Sylva Gelber Music Foundation has teamed up with Festival Pontiac Enchanté to offer a spring concert and fundraiser for PAL Ottawa on April 25 and 26, 2015. The concert will feature six exceptional young musical talents, all recent Gelber Foundation award... read more
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Join PAL Ottawa! For a modest annual membership fee, you and/or your organization can demonstrate your solidarity with PAL Ottawa and our efforts to improve the lives of senior arts professionals in the Capital. Membership fees provide the foundation on which we build our initiatives; they also provide you with important benefits.


Help provide the seed money needed to achieve our goals. Add PAL Ottawa to your list of Charitable Donations and receive a Charitable Tax Deduction. You’ll be happy you did, come tax time! Donate today.


Get involved by volunteering for Supporting Cast. Lend our Board and working Committees your hands-on skills in not-for-profit administration, affordable housing, website design, publicity or fund-raising. Email us to get involved.