Mandate - Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage promotes an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating our history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities. We see a Canada that invests in the future by supporting the arts, our two official languages and our athletes: A Canada that is confident in a world of choice, at the forefront of the creative economy and a leader in the digital world.

The Canadian Heritage Portfolio includes the Department, four departmental agencies, ten Crown corporations and one administrative tribunal.

Program Activity Architecture

While sectors and branches make up the Department’s organization structure, our core business and activities are based on a Program Activity Architecture (PAA). Canadian Heritage’s PAA is built on three pillars, culture, identity and sport.

The PAA essentially represents what we do at Canadian Heritage. It shows how a department allocates and manages its resources and how various program activities and sub-activities are linked to strategic outcomes.

Our Service Commitment

At Canadian Heritage, we are committed to excellence in the delivery of our programs and services to Canadians.

Read about this commitment in our Client Service Charter.

Results for Canadians

Canadian Heritage’s objectives and the results achieved are available in two main public reports.

The Report on Plans and Priorities is the expenditure plan for the Department. It provides details on what we do: Our main priorities, human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.

The Departmental Performance Report tells us what results were achieved following the expectations set out in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

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