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Our website address is: burlingtonsymphony.ca


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Land Acknowledgement

Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg to the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis – our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in Indigenous history. 

The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

An Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Declaration for
Canadian Orchestras

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.  Because we care about the vitality of our art form, we seek to better understand, reflect, engage, and celebrate our diverse community. 
We acknowledge that Canadian orchestras benefit from supportive public policy and community investment, and we acknowledge our responsibility to Western classical music traditions, to music of other cultures, and to the development of music inspired by the diversity of the people of Canada.


Inclusion: The commitment to ensure active engagement of all people, and the removal or mitigation of barriers to that engagement.

Diversity:  The representation of all people, including but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, people of varied gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientation, ethno-culturally diverse groups, people with (dis)abilities (including physical, mental health, sensory, learning and/or chronic health disabilities), diverse language communities, people of various ages, people of varied socio-economic status, and people living in urban, suburban, rural, and remote communities.

Equity:  Access to opportunities for all individuals.

Accessibility:  The ability for all individuals to access, connect to, be aware of, and benefit from a system or organization.


We are supportive partners, developing mutually beneficial artistic and community collaborations with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives.

We engage in ongoing internal training and education to strengthen our work in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

We are familiar with funders’ requirements and legislation governing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and seek to meet or exceed these standards.

We acknowledge that our approaches to this work will evolve over time.

Leaders champion the commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Our artistic programming reflects our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

We acknowledge and articulate our role in developing future generations of orchestral musicians, conductors, and composers, and we help address inequalities of access to training and development opportunities, on our own or with partners.

We consider tactical, strategic, and systemic factors as we recruit, retain, develop, and promote diverse artists, orchestra and administrative personnel, board members, and volunteers.

We gather and use comprehensive, current information about demographics and trends in the communities we serve.

Recognizing that everyone has the right to participate freely in the cultural life of the community, we identify and work to mitigate factors that impede access to involvement in classical and/or orchestral music.

We work with our venues to create genuinely welcoming and safe spaces for all patrons.