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Conference for all CFAC Members! May 16 – 18, 2014

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto is pleased to host this years Annual Conference of Folklore Canada International.

This conférence is open to ALL CFAC member groups to attend

Dates : May 16 – 18, 2014
City : Toronto
Place: Metro Hall – 55 John Street , Toronto

Agenda :

Friday  9h to 17h: North American CIOFF Sector Meeting
Saturday 9h to 17h : 3 Workshops
Saturday 7:00pm : Showcase performances from CFAC member groups

Where: Skud Oplenac -MDG Dance Hall & Banquet Studio
895 Rangeview Rd, Mississauga, ON L5E 1H1
Close to 2 Highways: South of QEW, west of Hwy 427

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 8h30 General meeting of Youth Forum
Sunday  10h  Annual meeting of FCI
Sunday 12h30 Board meeting of FCI
12h30 Board Youth Meeting


We are now in preparations of our Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration  that is just around the corner on July 1st, 2014 at Yonge Dundas Square

canada day redWe are now accepting the following for the festival

  1. Applications to perform on our main stage
  2. Vendor Applications for the day on the square
  3. Volunteers – to help out hand out Canada Day Swag to the audience

Please email us at cfac.toronto@sympatico.ca if you would like to apply to any of the above requests.


Our first CFAC app is now LIVE and ready for your FREE download!

click here to download the app. 

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Check out our ” BLOG” to see a new list of CIOFF Festivals this summer your group could participate in!


Folk Art Exhibit



Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company 

  • April 24-27, 2014 - EESDC presents De Idas y Vueltas – Fleck Dance Theatre
    Tickets on Sale Here


Video of our latest Multicultural Canada Day Celebration on July 1st, 2013

Multicultural Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2013
12pm – 9pm
Yonge Dundas Square

Canada Day Sponsors:

OMNI Television – Title Media Sponsor
Canadian Heritage – Sponsor
City of Toronto – Sponsor
TTC – Partner


Upcoming CFAC member group activities:



CFAC Newsletter, the CFAC INSIDER. Please click on the image to read the newsletter online.


Deadline_clock_webIt‘s Membership dues time! 

To all CFAC members, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and to also remind you that you are required to pay your annual CFAC membership dues at the beginning of the year (January 2013) .

Here is a link to download the membership form. Please fill it in, and post it in the mail addressed to 173B Front Street,  with your membership cheque asap!

Thank you!

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto Mission:
To promote the preservation, development and advancement of the cultural and artistic heritage of the people of Toronto

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto runs five main programs that fulfill its mission:

  • Multicultural Canada Day Festival is hailed as the largest multicultural Canada Day festival in Toronto. Held annually at Yonge Dundas Square with over 50,000 in audience attendance; the CFAC showcases the food, song and dance of the diverse ethnic communities that make up Toronto.
  • The Stage for Learning Diversity in your Community  is an educational program that brings multicultural Educators and teachers, entertainers, artisans and storytellers to classrooms and community centres throughout Toronto.
  • Celebrating Christmas Around the World is an annual festival held at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga. CFAC members celebrate and display ethnic Christmas Trees, and celebrate Santa’s Around the world in a parade through the mall.
  • Toronto Christmas Market, an annual festival that takes place at Toronto Historic Distillery District. Our CFAC member groups perform at this festival annually.
  • CFAC Membership Groups; a full-service entertainment booking agency that represents multicultural and contemporary performers, plans special events, conventions and so much more.

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto invites you to enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe.

Funded on Local and Federal levels:

The Community Folk Art Council, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, that is funded by Canadian Heritage and the City of Toronto.  The CFAC presents through the many festivals and performances the heritage of over 100 nationalities found in Toronto through its large membership of over 100 ethnic groups.

Our Resource Centre:

The CFAC also acts as  a resource centre for our member groups. We have a documentation centre and office staff experienced in dealing with the issues faced by members. We organize workshops to assist our groups develop various skills and expertise.We help with providing contacts and intervene in setting up networks among the various member groups. We keep abreast of the many issues which affect our members and ensure their best interests are represented in all cases. We also provide marketing and publicity assistance to groups looking for help in promoting local events.