En Piste, the Circus Arts National Network, gathers organizations and professionals from the Canadian circus arts sector and its mission is:
To advance the circus arts and raise their profile in the public eye with presenters, governmental organizations, businesses and communities.
To develop, consolidate and foster cohesion within the circus arts by encouraging creative initiatives, increasing the level of representation and the promotion of circus events, creating a framework and opportunities for professionals to discuss their trade.
To rally together organizations and individuals operating in the circus arts, or involved in their development, through trade events and conferences, by creating information and communication tools, and by rolling out a true specialized network representing the circus arts from coast to coast.
En Piste achieves its mission through five major mandates:
- Appreciation of the circus arts,
- Professional development,
- Community life.
The global strategy of En Piste is to work towards establishing favourable conditions for the development of the circus arts in Canada.