The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941, in Toronto, by a group of Canadian artists interersted in advancing the importance of art through all regions of Canada. Early leading members included Group of Seven painters Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, and A.Y. Jackson. Our first national President was their close compatriot, André Bieler while Lawren served at the BC chapter's first President.
As a Provincially incorporated society and Federally registered charity, the FCA is dedicated to the promotion and professional development of Canadian artists through education, exhibition and communication programs. The mission is to gradually raise the artists' standards by stimulating the participants to greater heights of achievement and offering opportunities to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art to the Canadian public.