Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent more than $57 billion in the Canadian economy and close to 673,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.


Services and information


Apply to one of a myriad of funding programs that support culture, history, heritage, sport and official languages in Canada.

Events, celebrations and commemorations

Show your pride for this amazing country by participating in our many events and celebrations and by commemorating important moments and people in Canadian history.

Major events in Canada’s Capital Region

Experience the major events that bring Canada's Capital Region to life through history, culture and celebration.


Learn more about our official languages as well as the variety of Indigenous languages spoken nationwide.

The creation of Canada

Learn about the original inhabitants of Canada, the origin of our country's name, the Fathers of Confederation and the events and milestones that shaped our country's creation.

Anthems and symbols of Canada

Get information about the melodies, objects and flags that have become – through traditional usage or by public perception – the symbols by which Canadians identify themselves.

Human rights

Know your rights as a Canadian citizen, understand how your rights are protected, and learn how to file a complaint if you have been discriminated against.

Monarchy and the Crown

Get a better understanding of how the Crown remains a fundamental part of Canada's system of government and our sense of identity.


Learn how our sport programs provide Canadians with access to sport as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, and help athletes participate and succeed in competitions.

Museology and conservation

Explore the expertise and services available to heritage institutions and professionals, including collections management and the preservation and conservation of cultural objects and artefacts.

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Museums and galleries

Visit a national museum or gallery, get a Museums Passport or apply for funding through one of our many programs designed to support heritage institutions.

Movable cultural property

Discover how Canada supports the preservation of artistic, historic and scientific heritage through designation, tax certification, grants and by regulating the import and export of cultural property.

Arts and media

Explore funding opportunities, and information and services available in the arts and media industries, including festivals, music, book publishing, film and more.

Cultural youth programs

Enjoy learning and adventure, friendship and discovery as you take part in student or graduate jobs, internships and language immersion programs.

Cultural trade and investment

Discover the programs, policies and regulations in place to support the acquisition or preservation of cultural objects and media industries for the long-term benefit of Canadians.

What we are doing

Corporate information

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge

Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough

Minister of Sport and Physical Activity

The Honourable Kamal Khera

Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages

The Honourable Marci Ien

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Parliamentary Secretaries

Taleeb Noormohamed
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Adam van Koeverden
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity

Sameer Zuberi
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities

Marc G. Serré
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages

Lisa Hepfner
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

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