Have your say: Export support for Canada’s creative industries
Current status: Closed
The Government of Canada’s current mechanism for supporting creative exports, the Creative Export Strategy, will expire in March 2023. In this context, the Department of Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs Canada sought input from businesses and organizations operating in the creative sector in Canada (for example, audiovisual and interactive media, fashion and design, performing arts and music, publishing, visual arts), and those who may have an interest in this area, on how to strengthen export support to Canada’s creative industries.
Feedback provided will help policymakers make decisions on future policies and programs to ensure they remain responsive to the needs of Canada’s creative industries.
For the purposes of these consultations, Canadian Heritage sought feedback from:
- Canadian businesses and organizations operating in the creative sector, including those owned and/or led by equity-deserving communities, and Indigenous peoples
- Canadians who have an interest in supporting the creative industries
Virtual roundtable sessions
Canadian Heritage hosted a series of virtual roundtable sessions throughout summer 2021 and winter 2022 to discuss how best to provide export support to Canada’s creative industries going forward. Four sessions were dedicated to creative businesses and organizations owned and/or led by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
During these roundtable sessions, Canadian Heritage sought input on the following areas:
- Feedback on the existing suite of programs and services offered under the Creative Export Strategy
- Barriers and challenges to export for Canadian businesses and organizations operating in the creative sector
- Opportunities for strengthening the export support currently offered to Canada’s creative industries
The survey was available online from July 15 to August 19, 2021, and took approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Participation was voluntary and confidential.
What We Heard
This final report provides an overview of what was heard during the consultation process. The full report can be found on this webpage.
- Canada’s Creative Export Strategy
- Creative industries trade missions, events and partnerships
- Creative Export Canada program
- International Trade Branch, International Trade Policy
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