British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF). Founded in 1978 as a service organization for those interested in choral music in British Columbia. The membership is drawn from choirs, individual singers, conductors, audience members, music institutions, and corporations.
British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (BCRMTA). Founded in 1932 as the British Columbia Music Teachers' Federation, incorporating the Vancouver Music Teachers' Association (formed in 1920 with H. Roy Robertson as president) and other provincial groups.
Atlantic Canadian Composers' Association/Association des Compositeurs Canadiens de l'Atlantique (ACCA). Organization formed in 1979, through the initiative of Clifford Ford, at that time on the faculty of Dalhousie University.
Coal miners at Bienfait, Saskatchewan, had joined the militant Mine Workers' Union of Canada in 1931. In September of that year they went on strike to win recognition of their union as a prelude to pressing demands for a restoration of wages cut by the local coal operators.
Association of Canadian Orchestras/Association des orchestres canadiens. National service organization formed in 1971 for Canada's professional, semi-professional, community, and chamber orchestras. In 1997 the ACO merged with the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras to form Orchestras Canada.