Ontario Developing First Ever Culture Strategy – Will You Participate? (Nordicity Snapshot)
Posted by Julie Whelan in Toronto on Oct 06, 2015

From Panamania to The Stratford Festival, TIFF to Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ontario has enjoyed yet another season packed with cultural events and activities.

 Minister Coteau Launches Culture Strategy

Now, the Province is looking to the future. On September 24th, the Government of Ontario announced the launch of the Province’s first Culture Strategy. The Strategy will help set the Province’s priorities and actions to support the culture sector over the next five years.  

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is inviting contributions from artists, cultural workers, creative industries stakeholders and communities across Ontario to help inform the development of the Culture Strategy. There are three main ways to participate:

1. Attend a Town Hall

Share your ideas for strengthening arts and culture to help build more vibrant communities at one of the town halls taking place between October and December.

2. Post Online Through Culture Talks

Start a conversation or respond to a topic that has already been posted at the Culture Talks online forum.

3. Share Your Reactions to the Discussion Paper

Email, register or mail your thoughts on the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport’s discussion paper, Telling Our Stories, Growing Our Economy: Developing a Culture Strategy for Ontario by December 7th.

At Nordicity we’re watching the #ONCulture developments closely because we understand how vital government support for the culture sector in Ontario is to support:

  • Artists, creators and innovators in their ability to succeed;
  • Ontario’s competitiveness globally for top talent;
  • The Province’s attractiveness to tourists;
  • The quality, health and well-being of our communities.

In 2010 we developed Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Cluster: A Framework for Growth and we are currently supporting a number of our industry partners in preparing written submissions. Talk to us if you need support preparing or reviewing your submission.

Julie WhelanJulie Whelan is a Manager in Nordicity’s Toronto office. A book and movie addict, some of her favourite cultural attractions in Toronto include: bringing her niece and nephew to the AGO, author events at the Toronto Public Library’s Bluma Appel Salon and any production that takes her to the Berkeley Street Theatre.