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Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

To foster the love of opera in young people through a disciplined and rigorous artistic practice, by providing training and enriching performance experiences, and by being a leader in the creation and development of diverse Canadian children’s operatic repertoire.



  1. To provide a unique and comprehensive musical and drama education to young people that will cultivate formative life skills of confidence, community, collaboration and empathy in the interest of fostering a lifelong enjoyment of the arts in children and youth.
  2. To produce and participate in professional-level operas and choral concerts.
  3. To represent the diversity of the community in our choruses, our repertoire, and organization in the interest of fostering an inclusive and supportive culture in our learning and performance environments.
  4. To commission operatic and choral repertoire for children and youth by leading Canadian and international artists.
  5. To introduce young audiences to storytelling through opera, and general audiences to the unique art form of children’s opera.
  6. To build a community support and sustained growth through exemplary governance, management, volunteer and staff development, and innovative partnerships.


Core Values

The CCOC is committed to being a world-class ensemble company rooted in these core values:

  1. Team work and the process of working collectively and collaboratively.
  2. A barrier free, accessible program for young artists, regardless of their socio-economic background, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, learning or physical abilities.
  3. Transformative environment to enhance, advance, and nurture individual creative growth.
  4. The advancement of opera and storytelling, using a combination of all the arts, regardless of musical style, culture, or period.
  5. The creation of new works and productions, from and for children’s voices, that are of social importance and modern relevance.