Organization Profile - National Arts Centre Corporation

National Arts Centre Corporation

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Board Profile

Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage


The National Arts Centre Corporation (NAC) was created in 1966 by an Act of Parliament as a national showcase for the performing arts. It co-produces with other organizations throughout the country. It also hosts festivals and, through media and its tours, reaches out to audiences across Canada and around the world. The NAC is home to the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and fulfills its artistic mandate through the presentation of classical music, dance, English language theatre, French language theatre, variety and community programming.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

National Arts Centre Act

The Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre Corporation is composed of:
  • a Chairperson;
  • a Vice-Chairperson;
  • six other members; and
  • the mayors of the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau.
The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson are appointed by the GIC for terms not exceeding four years and the six other members are appointed for a term not exceeding four years.

A person who has served two terms as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or as member is not, during the twelve months following the completion of a second term eligible to be appointed to the Board in the capacity in which the person so served.

There shall be a President of the Centre to be appointed by the Board to hold office for a term not exceeding five years. The incumbent is eligible for reappointment and his/her salary is fixed by GIC and paid by the Corporation.

If the President is absent or unable to perform the duties of the office of President or that office is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer of the Corporation to act as President.


The quorum for meeting of the Corporation and of the Board shall be a majority of the Trustees. (s.VI (1) of By-Law No. 1.)


By virtue of section 16 of the National Arts Centre Act, the Auditor General is the auditor of the Corporation.



  • Fixed by By-Law


  • Fixed by By-Law
  • Ex-officio members are only paid expenses fixed by by-law.


Pratte, Guy
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
Moriyama, Derral George
West Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
Birdsell, Angela
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
Laroche, Yazmine
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
Porter, Sherry E.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
3 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies:3