Canada operates very much on a regional basis and this idiosyncrasy pervades all aspects of life. Education is a provincial matter, and thus there are great variations across the country. There is no national curriculum. As a result, the position of the arts varies according to the agenda of the provincial political party in power at the time. For drama educators this is a tricky business; for professional theatre companies who specialize in work for children and youth, it is a constant concern.