Changing Narratives Fund

Current status: Consultation closed

This consultation closed on December 16, 2022.

About these consultations

The Changing Narratives Fund (CNF) seeks to break down systemic barriers in the media and cultural sectors and help Indigenous, racialized, and religious minority journalists, creators, and organizations have their experiences and perspectives better represented. Budget 2022 announced $5 million in 2023-2024 to launch the CNF. The implementation of the Fund is an opportunity for the Government of Canada to make meaningful change towards advancing anti-racism, equity, and diversity and inclusion within the media and cultural sectors.

Canadian Heritage conducted targeted consultations with community representatives from the media and cultural sectors.

From November 16, 2022, to December 16, 2022, the department published an online questionnaire to seek further input on the implementation of the CNF.

In addition to individuals, organizations and associations that represent journalists or creators of cultural content were also invited to participate in the consultation.

We are currently assessing the results of this consultation. Further information will be available in due time.

What is the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada is working toward implementing the Changing Narratives Fund in 2023-24. The objective of the consultation was to hear from key stakeholders and community members on what the Government of Canada can do, through the Changing Narratives Fund, to increase access and empower diverse communities, namely Indigenous, racialized and religious minorities in the arts, culture, and creative sectors, with the tools and opportunities to tell their own stories, overcome systemic barriers and promote diverse voices in the arts, culture, and media.

Contact us

Cultural Industries Branch
Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy St
Gatineau QC, K1A 0M5


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