Our new domain name is www.CanArtNet.ca

The Canadian Artists Network [CAN, formerly CSARN] is the voice of Canada’s elder professional artists across all disciplines. CAN offers programs and services that enable artists to remain relevant, connected, informed, and motivated. Artists don’t retire. Their creativity and skills do not diminish with age. Creativity Lives Forever. The Canadian Artists Network is committed to raising awareness of the value of these artists as resources for the future and role models for emerging talent. CAN is dedicated to supporting, celebrating, and inspiring these senior artistic voices through its advocacy work and programs.


Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we live, work, create, and travel on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples that have cared for this land, now called Canada, since time immemorial. We would like to also acknowledge this, as part of our covenant with all Indigenous nations, to share, respect and protect the land, in the spirit of peace and friendship, and to honour the future generations of all our nations.

CAN Events Calendar:

February 2024
Feb 27
27 February 2024
March 2024
Mar 19
19 March 2024


CAN Presents a Second Webinar on Protecting Your Memory

Registration is now open for Preserving the Mind: Safeguarding Against Ageing and Dementia  with Dr. Luis Fornazzari. March 6th on Zoom . Click here to register. 

CAN Announces 5th Annual Winner of Our Visionary Artist Award

CAN is pleased to announce that Beverly Glenn-Copeland is the latest winner of the Robert Johnston Visionary Artist Award. Click here for more.

Join our Online Salons
We present regular discussion groups on topics of interest to elder artists. Click here to sign up for the next one.

We have links to various services and programs offered by the Government of Canada, including a calculator that will help you determine what benefits you may be entitled to.

The Government of Ontario provides reductions in hydro bills for low income households. Find out more by clicking the button below. 

The Distinguished Artists Who Advise The Canadian Artists Network

Artistic Advisory
Peggy Baker • 
Laurie Brown • Max Dean
Rita Shelton Deverell • Douglas Gibson 
Lynda Hamilton  • Evelyn Hart • Brenda Hoffert
Paul Hoffert • Thomas King • Jani Lauzon
Ranee Lee • Guy Maddin • Sheila McCarthy 
R.H.Thomson • Mary Walsh • Paul Wong

In our Community's own words . . .

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