The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) encourages and supports the development of drama and dance in education in Ontario. CODE often engages with partner organizations, as well as provincial, national, and international agencies to represent its members and advocate for issues of importance to those in the field of arts education.

CODE encourages its members and the public-at-large to assist us in advocating for the arts in your schools and communities. Please see the following links to support you in becoming an advocate for dance and drama education.


CODE Resources

CODE Drama Brochure

CODE Dance Brochure

We Need to Talk About Drama  

 A Chorus of Voices: Shaping a Future for Drama in Education - Christine Jackson, CODE Conference October 2015


Agencies and Organizations


Pulse Dance Conference


Sears Drama Festival


Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO)


Ontario Teacher Educators in the Arts (ONTEA)


Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA)


Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA)


Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF/FEO)


People for Education


Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)


Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation


Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association


Ontario College of Teachers

Guidelines for Additional Qualifications Courses in Dance and Dramatic Arts



National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts


Canadian Dance Assembly


Canadian Conference of the Arts



United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


International Drama/Theatre Education Association


Dance and the Child International


World Alliance for Arts Education


Government Agencies

Toronto Arts Council


Ontario Arts Council


Ontario Ministry of Education


Canada Council for the Arts

Advocacy Tools

Research and Writing

All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration, Innovation Research Report, Kathleen Gould Lundy, 2016

Ontario Arts Curriculum (2009) Front Matter


Unleashing Potential, Harnessing Possibility: An Odyssey of Creativity, Innovation and Critical Thinking: An Action Research Study by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board


Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)


Ten Lessons the Arts Teaches by Elliot Eisner


UNESCO Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Road Map for Arts Education: Report for Canada (March 2010)


Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit - The Kennedy Centre Alliance for Arts Education Network


Pulse Dance Conference Videos


Learning Through the Arts Video Series


CODE 40th Anniversary Documentary


Why I Dance Video - The Dance Current Magazine


Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?