Our vision is one of a Canada where all Canadians can celebrate our rich cultural diversity, our shared experiences and values, and where all can gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our history, heritage, and 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.
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.
Canada is a diverse country with a rich history and culture that make it a great place to live. We have a strong sense of pride and belonging which is articulated through our artistic expressions, our shared experiences and values, our linguistic duality, our athletic achievements, the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, our volunteers and our youth.
Through the creation and appreciation of culture, the preservation of our heritage, participation in sport and engagement in our communities, Canadians are active participants in building a stronger Canada.
We support our mission and vision in delivering the policies, programs and services that enable Canadians to create, share, and participate in our rich cultural and civic life. The vision is based on the knowledge that supporting Canadian culture means supporting the Canadian economy. We believe that our culture is the sum of the experiences we make and choose for ourselves according to our diverse tastes, interests and identities, as well as the enriching and creative effects of these experiences. Our vision is also based on a Canada that takes full advantage of our rich cultural and civic life. It is a vision of a Canada that builds upon its shared strengths as a society, both individually and collectively.