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Your gift counts more than ever!

The coming period promises to be challenging for our students, most of whom have lost any income they were expecting from summer employment. 

There are many ways to help!

  • Unrestricted donations give us the flexibility to fund areas of greatest need as they arise.

  • NTS Tuition Relief Fund will guarantee that financial means are never an obstacle to pursuing world-class training. This fund will go directly to reducing student tuition, with any funds received split evenly across the student body. This will make an enormous impact on their lives and allow the School to relaunch in this bold new era with the confidence that our students are taken care of.
  • Apart Program distributes micro grants to current students and recent graduates of ANY theatre program in the country. This fund will help young artists continue to develop their craft while earning a bit of money to help pay their rent or buy groceries. We will also be providing on-line training as part of our Arts Engagement activities.
  • We are also accepting many In Memory donations at this time and are honoured that families are entrusting us with tributes to their loved ones.

You tell us how you would like to help. We are open to your suggestions.

With charitable status in Canada as well as in the U.S.A., NTS can provide an official tax receipt for donations.

Canada 13053 3979 RR0001 and USA 98-0151321/525135047

For more info, please contact the Development Director via e-mail at

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In honorarium

In Honorarium Gifts are Tributes to Living People

Celebrate graduations, special teachers or mentors, opening nights, awards, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and all the other milestones & occasions.
  • When you make a tribute gift, NTS will send a letter to the honoree or designated member of the family, to let them know about your donation. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.
  • We will send you a thank you letter and tax receipt.

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In memoriam

Gifts to honour the Deceased while offering condolences to those who loved  them

These tributes commemorate the lives of people we hold dear and can be of great comfort to their next-of-kin. They are expressions of empathy and caring.
  • When you make a memorial tribute gift , NTS will send a letter to the next-of-kin, to let them know about your donation. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.
  • We will send you a thank you letter and tax receipt.

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Planned Giving

Bequests, Gifts of Life Insurance, Percentage of Author’s Rights Charitable Trusts, 
Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities... 

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Volunteer: Call us!

  • I am an NTS alumnus and I wish to volunteer to organize alumni activities in my area: contact us at 514-842-7954, ext. 149 or by e-mail.
  • I have a couch for NTS alumni or students to sleep on for a few nights if they are auditioning in my city.

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  • Co-owned author’s rights of the late Jean Besré
  • Estate of Alan Bleviss (Acting 1966)
  • Estate of Suzanne Mess (Gift-in-kind to the Bleviss Family Library)


  • Gil Desautels (NTS Governor)
  • Michael Eagan (Set & Costume Design, 1966)
  • J. Edward Johnson (Past Board Chair)
  • Guy Mignault (Former NTS Governor)
  • Judie Phillips (Ellis) (Production 1991)
  • Linda Sauvé (Interprétation 1988)


$500,000 and up

  • McConnell Foundation (2 of 5)

 $ 100,000 - $499,999

  • Birks Family Foundation (4 of 4)
  • BMO Financial Group (1 of 5)
  • George Cedric Metcalf Charitable
  • Foundation (2 of 3)

 $25,000 - $49,999

  • Cole Foundation (2 of 2)
  • The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation (3 of 5)
  • Kingfisher Foundation (1 of 3)

 $10,000 - $24,999

  • 1 Anonymous (2 of 3)
  • Bernard Amyot, Ad. E. (Past Board Chair) (2 of 3)
  • Gideon Arthurs & Erin Shields (3 of 5)
  • Famille Burrowes (3 of 3)
  • Caisse Desjardins de la Culture (4 of 4)
  • Alberta G. Cefis (NTS Board Chair) (2 of 3)
  • David Daniels (NTS Board Member) & Kate Alexander Daniels (1 of 1)
  • INNOGEC (1 of 1)
  • Ira Gluskin (NTS Board Member) & Maxime Granovsky Gluskin (1 of 1)
  • Colin Jackson & Arlene Strom (3 of 3)
  • J. Edward Johnson (Past Board Chair) & Sharon Vance (1 of 1)

 $5,000 – $9,999

  • Kathryn (NTS Governor) & Brian Brownlie (3 of 3)
  • Joan Richardson (NTS Board Member) (2 of 3)
  • Jean S. Stutsman (3 of 5)

 $1,000 – $4,999

  • 2 Anonymous (2 of 2)
  • Camilla Holland (NTS Board Member) & Colin Viebrock (2 of 5)
  • Teresa Marques (NTS Board Member) (1 of 2)
  • Rosemary Thompson (NTS Board Member) & Pierre Boulet (1 of 1)

 $250 – $999

  • Nassib El-Husseini (NTS Board Member) (1 of 1)
  • Nona Macdonald Heaslip (1 of 1)
  • Margaret Martinello Magner (NTS Governor) (1 of 1)
  • Pierre-Luc Paiement (NTS Board Member) (1 of 1)


  • Corus Entertainment Inc. (6 of 7)
  • The Slaight Family Foundation (5 of 8)


  • CIBC (8 of 10)


$100,000 and up

  • RBC Emerging Artists Project
  • TD Bank Group**

$25,000 - $99,999

  • James de Beaujeu Domville and Family

 $10,000 - $24,999

  • Canada Council for the Arts* (Peter Dwyer Bursaries)
  • IATSE, IATSE District 11, IATSE District 12**
  • The McLean Foundation**

 $5,000 - $9,999

  • Alberta G. Cefis (NTS Board Chair)
  • The Porteous/Donald Family & Friends*

 $1,000 – $4,999

  • 3 Anonymous
  • Gordon Bricker*
  • Fern Densem*
  • Hay Foundation
  • IODE Canada
  • Nancy Morrison*
  • Luc Plamondon
  • Vanessa Porteous*
  • Susan Raymer
  • Joan Richardson (NTS Board Member)

 $100 - $999

  • 23 Anonymous
  • Louis Allen (Set and Costume Design, 1983)
  • Bernard Amyot, Ad. E. (Past Board Chair)
  • Mary & Herb Auerbach (NTS Life Governor)
  • L. Beauchemin
  • Réal Benoit (Scénographie, 1994)
  • Lesia Boychuk & Jars Balan
  • Kathryn (NTS Governor) & Brian Brownlie
  • Sean Caragata* (Former NTS Governor)
  • René Richard Cyr (Interprétation, 1980)
  • David Daniels (NTS Board Member) & Kate Alexander Daniels
  • Michael & Kim Davidman*
  • Gil Desautels (NTS Governor)
  • Yves Desjardins (Production, 1976)
  • Louise Duceppe
  • Simon Dupéré (NTS Governor)
  • Roy Dupuis (Interprétation, 1986)
  • Lucien Forget (Interprétation 1968)
  • Carole Fréchette (Interprétation, 1973)
  • Nathalie Goodwin (NTS Board Member)
  • Monique Gratton-Amyot
  • Kaaren (NTS Governor) & Kerry L. Hawkins
  • Nona Macdonald Heaslip
  • Camilla Holland (NTS Board Member) & Colin Viebrock
  • Colin Jackson (NTS Board Member) & Arlene Strom
  • J. Edwards Johnson (Past Board Chair) & Sharon Vance
  • Hugh Jones (Production, 1966) & Ms. Bruce Blakemore
  • Dr. Joan Keefler
  • Milidar Krcevinac
  • Bidyut K. Majumdar
  • Jean-François Lacroix (NTS Board Member)
  • Le Groupe de la Veillée
  • Isabelle Leblanc
  • Sylvia Leblanc (Mise en scène, 1991) (Stagiaire)
  • René Leclerc
  • D'Arcy Levesque (NTS Governor)
  • Margaret Martinello Magner (NTS Governor)
  • Sheila Martin (NTS Governor)
  • Josée Mayo*
  • D. McLaurin (Production Design and Technical Arts, 1978)
  • Andrée McNamara Tait
  • Philippe Miquelon)
  • Marissa Nuss (NTS Governor)
  • Peter & Joyce Payan
  • Luc Pelletier
  • Joan Richardson (NTS Board Member)
  • Gilles Renaud (Interpr/tation, 1967)
  • Carol-Serge Robichaud (Interpr/tation, 1973)
  • Paul robillard (NTS Governor)
  • Karen Robinson
  • Eleanore Romanow (NTS Governor)
  • Patricia (Former NTS Governor) and David Rubin
  • Monty Schneider (Production Design and Technical Arts, 1963)
  • Richard Soly
  • Nalini stewart (NTS Governor) and Family
  • Jean S. Stutsman*
  • Tony Tattersfield (NTS Board Member)
  • Yvon Turcot (Life Governor)
  • John & Anne van Burek
  • Dr. Robert Walter (Acting, 1977) and Dr. Jill Calder

 $50 - $99

  • 7 Anonymous
  • Miguel Balarezo Arce
  • Andreea Bargoveanu
  • Martin Bellemare (?criture dramatique, 2008)
  • Jean Bédard
  • Trevor Bishop
  • José Descombes
  • Martin Faucher
  • Kevin Golthorp
  • Paul Hecht* (Acting, 1963)
  • Jocelyne Parent
  • Sophie Prégent (Interprétation, 1990)
  • Jacques Rossi (Interprétation, 1973)

And all our many supporters under $50 as well as those who did not give permission to be listed at all.


In kind donations include materials, documents and books of high value to Bleviss Family Library, lighting equipment, high quality vintage fabrics & tools to our Costume Atelier, paints & properties, and gratefully consumed beverages:

Documents of value & interest to the Bleviss Family Library:

  • 7 Anonymous
  • Dr. David Richard Beasley
  • Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique
  • Michel Noël (Production, 1979)
  • Aubert Pallascio
  • Théâtre Espace Libre

Donations of lighting equipment, fabrics, clothing and stage properties:

  • Anonymous
  • Estate pf Rita Lynch
  • Marilyn Segal & Arlene Segal
  • Jean S. Stutsman

Donations of theatre tickets:

  • The Drexler Family

NTS accepts two types of tributes: those memorializing deceased individuals and those honoring individuals celebrating special life events. Note that donors to this program are listed under the Annual Giving heading with a * after their name. The School recognizes the following individuals for whom tributes were paid this year.


  • Yves-Étienne Banville (Écriture dramatique, 1982)
  • François Barbeau
  • Alan Bleviss (Acting, 1966)
  • Joseph Bleviss
  • Peter Dwyer
  • Suzanne Grossman (Acting, 1963)
  • Bruno Gerussi
  • Heath Lambert (Acting, 1963)
  • Lydiane Mayo
  • Donnelly Rhodes (Acting, 1963)


  • Alberta G. Cefis (NTS Board Chair)
  • Monica Esteves
  • The 2019 Graduating Class in Création et Production
  • The Kick Team (public workshops)
  • SHOT (student production) and the 2019 Graduating Class in Écriture dramatique
  • Timothy Porteus
  • Scenography Students going to Prague

NTS is proud to be affiliated with the following sponsors and partners. Sponsors to the new NTS Festival are also noted here**:

  • Fauchois Fleurs
  • Hydro-Québec
  • LA SERRE – Arts vivants
  • Montréal en lumière
  • Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

NTS recognizes the following granting bodies for their loyal support and confidence in our mission.

  • Government of Canada
  • Gouvernement du Québec
  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Ville de Montréal
  • Conseil des arts de Montréal



Donations of $50 or more are recognized in our Annual Report

Our team


Jean S. Stutsman 


Director of Development 

Tél:  514 842-7954, #141



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