Monday, May 26, 2014 5:00 – 6:00 p.m: Annual Membership Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 p.m: Housing Consultation Arts Court Theatre Lobby Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa Ontario


A lot has happened in a year and it’s time we got together with our members to rejoice in a few accomplishments and report on all that has happened since our last AMM! Please join PAL Ottawa’s board of directors at our Annual Membership Meeting on May 26 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to catch up on all the news, renew your membership, take part in an important consultation on our housing project, and share some refreshments. Click on the links below to download our meeting agenda, annual report, minutes, Treasurer’s report and financial statements:

20140526 AGM Agenda
2013 PAL Ottawa Annual Report
PAL minutes AGM May 2013
2013 Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements

This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from the consultants PAL Ottawa has recently engaged to advise us on how to move forward with our housing project. More important, it is an opportunity to contribute your ideas about what will make a vibrant residential community for elder artists and those whose who earn their living in the arts in the Capital region. We want to hear from you about what such a centre should include! Our seasoned housing professionals and award-winning architectural services team is led by Ken Foulds of Re/fact Consulting, who has over 25 years’ experience in the housing, development consulting, and planning fields. Jim Colizza of Colizza Bruni Architecture brings 34 years of local architectural practice to the project and partner Anthony Bruni rounds out the project team, adding to it his more than 10 years of design excellence. You, our members, are key to our progress and to shaping PAL Ottawa’s future home. We hope you will join the board of directors and special guests Ken, Jim, and Anthony in an evening of fun, food, and food for thought!

Wait – There’s more!  Renew your membership now & remain friends with Pal Ottawa! With the AMM coming up, it’s the perfect time to renew your membership in PAL Ottawa, if you haven’t done so already! This time it’s much easier — simply visit us online at and use PayPal to submit payment. You will receive a membership card in the mail. Or, if you prefer to pay by cheque, please forward your $25 membership fee to PAL Ottawa c/o Council for the Arts in Ottawa Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2 Failing both those options, you will have an opportunity to fill out your membership renewal form at the AMM! Need convincing? Consider the benefits of membership:

  • A vote at the AMM
  • Opportunity to run for election to the board
  • Opportunity to nominate candidates for the board
  • Subscription to The OPAL, PAL Ottawa’s newsletter
  • Subscription to Palingenesis, PAL Canada’s newsletter
  • Eligibility to join committees and/or advisory councils
  • Invitations to participate in PAL Ottawa events
  • Positive recognition through association with an organization working to improve the lives of all professional artists in the National Capital Region

Does your friendship extend further? Consider joining one of our committees! PAL Ottawa is currently recruiting community members who have expertise in areas relevant to our work and an interest in serving on one of our committees. If you have experience in affordable housing, communications (including social media), event management, fundraising, geriatric health and well-being, member engagement, project management, or volunteer coordination, we need you! Contact us at and let us know which of the following committees you might be interested in joining:

  • Business and finance
  • Communications and community engagement
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Housing
  • Supporting cast