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.
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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.
Landmarks and attractions in Canada's Capital
Discover Parliament Hill and take a stroll down Confederation Boulevard to explore the many national museums and commemorative monuments in the national Capital.
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.
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.
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Laws and regulations
- Indigenous Languages Act
- Official Languages Act
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Copyright Act
- Broadcasting Act
- English and French: Towards a substantive equality of official languages in Canada
- Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028
- Summary report on the Court Challenges Program consultations
Research and statistics
- 2022-23 Consultations on renewal of the Museum Policy
- Changing Narratives Fund
- Be Part of the National Action Plan on Combatting Hate
- Have your say: Harmful content online
Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Marc G. Serré
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Adam van Koeverden
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport
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