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

Cross-Generational Creativity Comes Alive at First Mine the Gap

On Wednesday , September 19, PAL Ottawa members joined Canterbury High School students for a day of artistic inspiration at the Ottawa Art Gallery. It was the first of six events under the banner of Mine the Gap, a monthly programming series that explores potential...

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PAL Ottawa Joins the Massive Annual Pride Parade

(Special thanks to Jim McNabb for this report and the pictures) On a somewhat cloudy Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, PAL Ottawa joined hundreds of marchers and floats from approximately 150 organizations in the annual Pride Parade. This event is a celebration of diversity...

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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.