There are more than 30 presenting networks in Canada. Presenting Support Networks are national in scope or regionally-based and typically serve non-profit presenters as well as municipal presenters, festivals and university presenters and other stakeholders. Other presenting support networks are specialized in one type of presenting activity and may serve festivals or presenters specialized in disciplines, such as dance or theatre.
Presenting networks provide presenters with a marketplace to do business, and with professional development opportunities and tools. They also offer specialized services such as block booking, which increases the cost-efficiency of touring activities, thereby enabling presenters to deliver more benefits to more communities.