Canada is recognized globally for its high-quality creative content and industries, which are an engine of economic growth and a competitive advantage. Canada’s unique and diverse stories are sought out at home and around the world. Canada’s public broadcaster is strong and Canadians are informed by trusted Canadian sources of local, national and international news.
Creative Canada is a new vision and approach to creative industries and to growing the creative economy by the Government of Canada. Our approach is about building on success. It’s about positioning Canada as a world leader in putting its creative industries at the centre of its future economy. We know that the economies of the future will rely on creativity and innovation to create jobs and foster growth. To be competitive in the world, we must invest now to create the conditions for success, to develop and keep our talent in both French and English here at home, and to make sure we have a robust domestic market for content on which our international success will depend.
Creative Canada charts the course for federal policy tools that support our creative industries. It strengthens our existing cultural policy tools, sets out a path to renew the ones that require updating, and introduces new initiatives that will help Canada’s creators and creative industries succeed in a global, digital marketplace. Our toolkit includes legislation, funding programs and policies. It also includes the work of the federal cultural Portfolio organizations – CBC/RadioCanada, Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, the National Arts Centre, the Canada Council for the Arts, Library and Archives Canada, and each one of our national museums, which are important partners in achieving this vision.