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Year End


Type of Org Charitable Organization
Category Cultural Activities and Promotion of the Arts
Business Registration Number 126510528RR0001
Status Active
Mailing Address 35 GEORGE ST

Revenue & Total Expenditures

Areas of Operation

Arts schools, grants and awards for artists 90 %
Museums, galleries, concert halls, etc. 10 %

Information added by the charity

No additional information has been added by the charity

Historic Annual Reports
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Historic Financial Statements
No financial statements have been shared with CharityFocus.

Supplemental Documents
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Please note the organization's description will appear in the language in which it was submitted to the CRA.

New Programs

(As submitted by the charity to the Canada Revenue Agency)

The OSA artist reditency program provides artists with the opportunity to devote uninterempted time to their artwork in the supportive and stimulating environment of OSA's specialized studies for ceramics, printmaking and sculpture. The resident astists are provided studio access free of charge.

Ongoing Programs

(As submitted by the charity to the Canada Revenue Agency)

The Ottawa School of Art provides classes in all visual arts media to children, teens and adults in the National Capital Region. We provide bursaries for etudiants in financial difficulty. We run outreach programs with under privileged children and gay and lesbian youth. These programs (outreach) we provided at not cost to the participants. We also offer cours tought in the french language.



Type of accounting used Accrual

Assets for Period Ending 2014-08-31

Short-term assets $379,828
Accounts receivable from non-arm's length parties
Accounts receivable from other parties $73,017
Investments in non-arm's length parties
Long-term investments
Inventories $9,644
Land and buildings in Canada
Other capital assets in Canada $57,955
Capital Assets outside of Canada
Accumulated amortization
Other Assets $32,739
Total Assets $553,183
Amount of capital and other assets not used in charitable programs $597,023


Liabilities for Period Ending 2014-08-31

Accounts payable/accrued liabilities $123,732
Deferred revenue $473,291
Amounts owing to non-arm's length parties
Other liabilities
Total liabilities


Revenue for Period Ending 2014-08-31

Total donations for which tax receipts were given $6,178
Total amount received from other charities $53,458
Total specified gifts from other charities
Total donations without tax receipts
Total received from the federal government
Total received from provincial/territorial government
Total received from municipal/regional government $496,376
Total received from government
Total received from all sources outside of Canada
Investment Income $3,097
Gross proceeds from disposition of assets
Net proceeds from disposition of assets
Gross income from rental of land or property
Non-tax receipted revenue from membership and association dues $51,350
Non-tax receipted revenue from fundraising $74,231
Revenue from sale of goods (not to government) $984,363
Other revenue $32,129
Sources of other revenue
Total Revenue $1,701,182


Expenditures Before Gifts to Qualified Donees
for Period Ending 2014-08-31

Advertising and promotion $93,394
Travel and vehicle
Interest and bank charges $28,044
Licenses, memberships and dues $2,276
Office supplies and expenses $97,900
Occupancy costs $174,495
Professional and consulting fees $51,753
Training and education for staff and volunteers $181
Total expenditure on compensation $1,136,401
Fair market value of donated goods
Cost of all purchased supplies and assets $56,404
Amortization of capitalized assets $29,120
Expenditure for research grants and scholarships (part of charitable programs)
Other expenditures $21,864
Sources of other expenditures
Total expenditures before gifts to qualified donees $1,691,832


Break-down of Expenditures for Period Ending 2014-08-31

Amount spent on charitable programs $797,754
Amount spent on management and administrations $878,129
Fundraising expenses $15,949
Political activities expense
Other expenses
Gifts to qualified donees
Total Expenditures $1,691,832


Number of Permanent, full time paid employees 13

Top 10 compensated employees paid:

$1-$39,999 8
$40,000-$79,999 2

Number of part-time or seasonal employees 34
Total compensation for part-time employees $92,928
Total compensation for the organization $1,136,401

Directors/Trustees and Like Officials

Director's Name Position At Arm's Length
Nadia E LahamPresident
Heather S BeatonVice President
Karen D VinczeffyTreasurer
Elizabeth A McGuinnessSecretary
Megan LafreniereCommunity Member
Gayle KellsCommunity Member
Helen SadlerCommunity Member
Annette De StecherCommunity Member
Clayton PowellCommunity Member
Basia VanderveenCommunity Member
Sharif ViraniCommunity Member



Total Fundraising Expenditure $15,949

Fundraising activities carried out by the organization:

  • Auctions
  • Draws/lotteries
  • Fundraising dinners/galas/concerts
  • Internet
  • Mail campaigns
  • Art sales

Did organization pay external fundraisers? No
Gross revenue generated by fundraiser
Amount paid to fundraiser
Method of payment for fundraiser




This charity did not engage in international activities



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