Along with composing, performing and teaching, Frank Horvat is proud to be active and affiliated within a number of community associations:
Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association: a not-for-profit professional organization of Registered Music Teachers from across Ontario. ORMTA’s mission is to encourage and provide the highest calibre of music education possible and promote high standards of music.
Frank is currently 1st Vice President of the ORMTA. He is also a former president of the Central Toronto Branch.
Lakeshore Arts: a community arts organization that provides free and accessible programming to local youth, mentoring and career opportunities for youth, employment for local artists, as well as networking and advocacy services and supports the revitalization of South Etobicoke making it THE place to live, work, shop and play.
Frank is currently President of the Board of Directors.
World Wildlife Fund: one of the country's leading conservation organizations, the WWF strives to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Frank is a regular supporter of the WWF, including raising funds through his Green Keys Tour and recording, A Little Dark Music
Canadian Cancer Society: a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
From 2008-12, Frank volunteered driving cancer patients to their appointments and treatments.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups every September. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory.
Frank and his wife, Lisa, volunteered at various site cleanups from 2006-2010, and were cleanup coordinators in 2011 in their home community of Mimico.
Sirius Theatrical Company: is based in the south Etobicoke area of Toronto. Founded by Artistic Director, Heather Dick in 1989 this small, independent theatre company focused on producing shows on a project by project basis. Today, they create compelling, innovative, multi-disciplinary performance pieces that reflect cultural and artistic diversity.
From 2011-12, Frank was a member of the Marketing and Promotion Committee.
Karen Kain School of the Arts Musical Mentors Program: Based out of the arts-focused middle school in the Toronto District School Board, Musical Mentors is a weekly after-school program that allows students to perform in instrumental ensembles while getting mentored on their instrument by high school music student volunteers.
Frank is the co-founder of the Musical Mentors Program and former Musical Director, composing, arranging, conducting and coordinating students and volunteers.
Alliance of Canadian New Music Projects: fosters and promotes the study and performance of contemporary Canadian music through a number of music education programs, including Contemporary Showcase - held every November during Canada Music Week.
Frank is a former member of the National Board of Directors and currently volunteers for the annual Contemporary Showcase Festival in Toronto.
Regent Park School of Music: one of Toronto’s foremost independent non-profit community music schools with a mandate to provide a safe and secure environment where inner-city young people can participate in an affordable after-school music program.
Frank was one of the first teachers at Regent Park School of Music from its inception in 1999. In 2005, Frank organized and performed in a fundraising concert for the school.
Bruce Trail Conservancy: committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Frank is a member and regular hiker of the Bruce Trail.