The Canadian Festival Report Card is a volunteer effort, with participants from around the country. Our aim is to point out to artistic directors and the community at large the dearth of women-identifying and non-binary artists on stages across the country and encourage everyone to do better and demand better. There’s a wealth of incredible women and non-binary artists making music in Canada, so booking high-quality talent is easy – if festivals have the will to do it, they can.

Before you get all angry, please read our report card criteria here (and then you can get really angry, if that’s your jam)

2022 – You can submit a festival (or if you’re in the mood, several festivals!) via our online form

2020 & 2021 – We took a break, there was this whole pandemic

2019 – 116 festivals from across Canada, featuring at least one festival from every province and territory.

2018 – 111 festivals from across Canada, featuring at least one festival from every province and territory

2017 – 89 festivals from across Canada, featuring at least one festival from every province and territory.

2016 – 22 festivals, all from Ontario

2015 – 9 festivals, all from Ontario

2014 – 12 festivals, from across Canada

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