National Advisory Council
The DAREarts National Community Advisory Council assists DAREarts to fulfill its mission and objectives and, in doing so, represent the diversity of the community as well as geographic considerations.
The DAREarts National Community Advisory Council:
In order to ensure a balanced and broad representation, the Council Members are drawn from a wide range of communities which interact directly or indirectly with DAREarts, including but not limited to: District School Boards, School Teachers, Artists from a cross-section of artistic fields, Educational Directors & Managers of Theatre Groups, Arts and Cultural Institutions, Educational Councillors, Leaders of First Nation Communities, Parents of DAREarts students.
2015 National Advisory Council Members
Chair: Annie Appleby — Central Superintendent for Student Success, Toronto District School Board, Toronto
Wayne Baguley — Past Chair, Headwaters Arts, Headwaters
Justin Borsato — Teacher, Britannia School, Vancouver
Mary Gardiner — Principal, Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre, Webequie First Nation
Gayle Gibson — Education Department, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
May Hughes — DAREarts parent and public health nurse, Toronto
Morley Googoo — Regional Chief, Wagmatcook, NS
Ennis Jacob — Education Director, Webequie Education Authority, Webequie First Nation
Marilyn Lajeunesse — Head of Education Dept., Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
Marilyn Logan — General Manager, Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville
Sheryl McCorrister — Principal, Southeast Collegiate, Winnipeg
Shelley MacDonald — Aboriginal Artist-Educator, Vancouver
Tom Moonias — Education Councillor, Marten Falls First Nation
Wayne Potts — Vice Principal, J.R. Nakogee School, Attawapiskat
Alan Syliboy — First Nations Artist, Nova Scotia
Michael Topshee — Principal, Riverside Education Centre, Milford, NS
What I liked best was that I got to learn by doing hands on activities, and I learned through art.