What we heard across Canada: Canadian Culture in a Digital World consultation report

Canadian Heritage Releases Summary of #DigiCanCon Discussions

Canadian Heritage has released a summary of the public consultations held in 2016 around the department’s review of cultural policy and programs, called Canadian Content in a Digital World (or #DigiCanCon).

The report “offers a thematic overview of what was submitted by contributors,” which included members of the public and direct stakeholders in Canada’s cultural industries. Magazines Canada also made a formal submission to the consultations.

Summaries are also available by city:

For more information, please visit canadiancontentconsultations.ca/home

Background

In April 2016, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly and the Department of Canadian Heritage launched a review of the federal government’s cultural policies and programs entitled Canadian Content in a Digital World. Broadly speaking, the review focuses on discoverability and access to Canadian content on digital platforms and on promoting Canadian content globally.

The first phase of the review consisted of an online pre-consultation questionnaire, the results of which you can access here. The second phase of the review took the form of public consultations from September 13, 2016 to November 25, 2016. These consultations were open to members of the public and direct stakeholders in Canada’s cultural industries via the consultation website and #DigiCanCon on Twitter.

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