Canadian Heritage and Canada’s major national cultural institutions play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Our vision and mission are centered on engagement, celebration and participation. Our mandate and priorities are focused on culture, identity and sport.
What we do
We deliver policies and programs related to broadcasting and interactive media, arts and cultural industries, heritage objects and spaces, official languages, citizenship participation and identity, human rights, Aboriginal Peoples, youth and sport initiatives, as well as national ceremonies and symbols.
How we do it
The Canadian Heritage Portfolio includes the Department, four departmental agencies, ten Crown corporations and one administrative tribunal. The organization structure illustrates how the Department is organized to ensure a place for Canadian voices and perspectives, to support excellence, and to reach Canadians from all walks of life.