Healthy Agency Toolkit

The AFA encourages arts organizations to balance good governance practices and fiscal responsibility while maintaining their artistic mandate.

The Healthy Agencies Toolkit is an ongoing initiative to help arts organizations maintain and increase their capacity in governance, financial accountability, and strategic planning.

Common Financial Form
The Common Financial Form is an integral piece of the AFA application for organizational clients. This form is part of provincial and national initiatives to streamline and standardize the kind of financial information arts organizations must provide to funders.

Common Financial Form

CADAC Resources List

Governance Statements
Here are the statements as they appear in all AFA operating grant applications.

Governance Principles for Organizations

Grant Governance Principles for Organizations (for signature and submission)

Grant Governance Principles for Organizations (for signature and applicant retention)

Self-Teaching Resources on Governance
This is a detailed walkthrough of the governance statements and underlying considerations for all arts organizations

Governance Principles Introduction 
Governance Self-Teaching Presentation  

Fair Notice Policy

To assist in the support of fiscal responsibility, the Fair Notice policy outlines a system of assessment that benefits all arts organizations. This system includes planning for the future and meeting reporting requirements

Fair Notice Policy