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

The New PAL @ the OAG Social Circle Presents:

Missed Lines, Mishaps and Major Costume Fails: Funny Stories from the Wonderful World of Theatre Hosted by Veteran Canadian Performer Peter Haworth Wednesday November 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm Ottawa Art Gallery, Boardroom (top floor) 10 Daly Avenue or 50...

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A Loving Legacy Left to PAL Ottawa by Paul Lapointe

PAL Ottawa was recently the incredibly grateful recipient of an endowment left to our work by the late performer, theatre manager, and arts administrator Paul (Robin) Lapointe, who passed away on November 6, 2017, leaving behind his beloved partner of 34 years,...

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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.