GET READY TO REGISTER for the CCOC’S 2024/2025 SEASON!

Thank you for joining the CCOC family! Please read through all of the details below as they will help you navigate the registration process and answer many of the questions that you may have about membership and activities in our organization.

registration

additional information

 

CCOC OFFICE

227 Front St E, Toronto ON, M5A 1E8

Registrar & Operations Coordinator
Alice Norton-Bell
registrar@canadianchildrensopera.com
416-366-0467 ext 103

OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED

REHEARSALS

St Clement’s Church

70 St Clements Ave, Toronto ON, M4R 1H2

2024/2025 TUITION AND FEES

FULL SEASON REGISTRATION (SEPTEMBER 2024 – june 2025)

 

Chorus Tuition CCOC Shirt
Butterfly Chorus $780   $20
Ruby Chorus $1,080 $20
Apprentice Chorus $1,320 $20
Intermediate Chorus $1,500 $20
Principal Chorus $2,140   $20
Youth Chorus $1,320   $20

Additionally, as a professional non-profit performance company, the CCOC does charge fees for tickets to our performances. Tickets typically range between $25 – $35.

Our full season fees apply to anyone joining the CCOC’s program between the start of our season in September – November.

2024/2025 PC CAMP FEES

EXCLUSIVE TO PRINCIPAL CHORUS MEMBERS

 

PC Camp Fee + HST Total Fee
$TBD $TBD  $TBD

The 2024/2025 season Principal Chorus Camp Retreat will take place from Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30, 2024 at the Glen Mohr Camp on Echo Lake in the Muskoka region.

If your child has been placed in the Principal Chorus but has a conflict with the PC Camp dates, please connect with the Principal Chorus Conductor, Teri Dunn, at teri@canadianchildrensopera.com, and our Program Manager, Sally Sparrow, at programmanager@canadianchildrensopera.com to discus your options.

The Program Manager will connect with all PC families in July with more information.

step one: how to register

Now that you have auditioned (unless registering for Butterfly Chorus) and been placed in a chorus you will soon be sent an email with a link to our registration form.

In addition to your chorister’s tuition, you will have the option to add the following items to your registration transaction:

  • PC Camp fees (only required for our Principal Chorus members).
  • CCOC Shirts (worn by all choirs as part of our informal concert attire). 
  • Discounts (e.g. family discount and other discount codes).

If you have more than one child registering for the CCOC, you will need to fill a separate registration form for each child.

step two: payment options

You will have three payment options to choose from for your registration transaction, and our online system accepts all three major credit cards: MasterCard, VISA and American Express.

1. Pay in full – select this if you wish to pay your registration in full.

2. Installment billing – the system will divide your payment into two-equal installments. The first installment will be processed immediately, and the second installment will be processed 60 days from your first payment.

3. $100 Deposit (includes $20 non-refundable administration fee) – Select this option to:

  • Set up a payment plan for installments for up to four monthly or bi-monthly payments (this option only applies to those registering for the full season). You will need to submit a Payment Plan Agreement (linked here) to complete this option. 
  • Set up a different payment option (e.g. cheque or e-transfer – though for audit purposes, we strongly recommend and request payment by credit card).
  • Apply for a bursary if you foresee that you will need financial assistance for tuition (see Bursary Assistance section).

step three: confirmation

Once you have completed the registration process, the system will automatically send you a confirmation email. This email will confirm your child’s name and choir for which they are now registered. Please double check to make sure the information is correct. If you notice a problem or need to make a change, please contact the CCOC Registrar & Operations Coordinator at registrar@canadianchildrensopera.com.

This confirmation email is your official receipt and proof of payment, please retain it for your records.

step four: required supplementary forms

Submitting these forms along with registration information and payment completes your enrollment!

OPTIONAL: BURSARY ASSISTANCE

The CCOC is committed to finding ways to remove barriers to a child’s participation in our programming. The bursary fund was created in hopes of encouraging more young people from diverse neighbourhoods and backgrounds to join.

Eligibility:

Bursaries are open to any potential chorister who:

  • Demonstrates a strong interest in singing and performing.
  • Is able to commit to the CCOC.
  • Completes a successful audition.
  • Demonstrates the need for financial assistance to register for the program.

Eligible families are invited to apply to the Bursary Program by selecting the $100 deposit option during the registration payment process and submitting a Bursary Program Application by the given deadline.

Families must select and successfully submit the $100 deposit payment option AND submit the bursary application form including all necessary support documents by the deadline to be considered for the program.

You will need to submit a Bursary Application Form (linked here) to complete this option. If you require a PDF copy please connect with the Registrar for the PDF version.

The deadline to apply for a bursary is Sunday, September 1, 2024 or Sunday, August 4, 2024 for Principal Chorus families requiring a PC Camp bursary. 

Please reach out to the Registrar & Operations Coordinator at registrar@canadianchildrensopera.com with any questions regaring the Bursary Program.

refund policy

To ensure financial security of the organization as a non-profit charitable organization, the CCOC has a strict refund policy.

Families needing to withdraw from programming before Thanksgiving (Monday, October 14, 2024), will be partially refunded, less a 25% administration fee.

No refunds or cancellations of scheduled payments as agreed upon in your Payment Plan Agreement will be given after Thanksgiving.

Please review the full refund policy in the CCOC Handbook (linked below).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CCOC HANDBOOK

The CCOC Handbook outlines the CCOC’s policies and explains the operations of the organization. We encourage all families to read through it to familiarize themselves with the CCOC!

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE AND CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

We’re excited for all the activities in store for our choristers this season! Please look through the current version of the CCOC calendar for the 2024/2025 season (coming soon!) to help you in planning your child’s/children’s activities. Please note that this schedule is subject to change, and a revised schedule will be provided to families in September 2024

parent volunteer requirements & voting membership

The enthusiastic cooperation and participation of families in CCOC activities is essential to the success of the organization. The world-class arts education and unique opportunities for professional experience your chorister receives at CCOC is not possible without ongoing hands-on support from each of our families as volunteers and fundraisers. Tuition alone only covers 30% of the cost of the program, with the remaining 70% covered by grants and our own CCOC community fundraising efforts, such as the Bingo Program.

We have a mighty but very small staff to execute all of the roles and tasks required to run the organization, so we must look to our parents and caregivers for help running rehearsals, producing concerts or opera productions, supervising choristers backstage at the Canadian Opera Company (PC families only), and general office support. Simply put, we need your help in growing our capacity and supporting our annual activities!

The CCOC Volunteer Program is a program in which our families are asked to earn a certain number of volunteer credits throughout the season. If familes cannot, or would rather not, contribute their time they are asked to contribute a donation in the amount of roughly 20% of their chorister’s tuition at the end of the year.

Learn more about the parent volunteer program and requirements by visiting our Volunteer Program page, reading through the CCOC Handbook (linked above) and reaching out to info@canadianchildrensopera.com with any questions!

Also, as per our Incorporation By-Laws, every family of an active CCOC chorister becomes a VOTING MEMBER of the organization. This Voting Membership privilege is based solely on the chorister’s membership status. It is a one-year term, renewed annually with the chorister’s membership. Once the chorister graduates or leaves the program, the voting status is automatically revoked/terminated.

The privilege of this status is that ONE parent of the chorister, per family, will be invited to attend the CCOC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the annual budget and plan; elect the directors and officers of the Board; and accept the Audited Financial Statements and approve the Auditors for the next fiscal year.