This Victoria Day Weekend, 2016, our CFAC Research Officer, Catherine Limbertie is attending a conference in Quebec City to present her recent paper on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Ontario.
Last fall, the Ontario government launched Culture Talks to start a conversation with Ontarians about the value of culture in their lives and communities to help us develop Ontario’s first Culture Strategy.
The next stage of consultation by providing feedback on the key parts of the draft Culture Strategy. The draft sets out a vision for culture and identifies three overarching goals to strengthen culture in communities, fuel the creative economy and promote cultural engagement and inclusion. These goals are supported by strategies and actions to guide Ontario’s support for culture so that it continues to grow and flourish in the years to come.
The next step will be to review the feedback we receive. We will then finalize the strategy and release it in June.
We would also like to let you know about two additional documents we have posted on ontario.ca/culturetalks:
· A Summary of What We Heard from Ontarians, an overview of the first stage of consultations held from September 2015 to December 2015, in which we capture the key themes and ideas that emerged during the engagement process.
· An Environmental Scan of the Culture Sector, a background document that describes key challenges, opportunities and trends affecting the culture sector in Ontario and emerging best practices in Canada and other areas of the world.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and continuing the conversation.