September 9, 2014
Culture Statistics show strength of sector
New Culture Satellite Account data released
As a member of the Consortium behind the Canadian Culture Satellite Account (CSA), CHRC is pleased to announce the release of the first Culture Satellite Account Report on September 10, 2014.
Here are some of the highlights:
The CSA Report contains the most precise and reliable data available on the economic importance and activity of culture, arts, heritage and sport in Canada.
These data are the result of a methodologically rigorous and transparent approach to measuring the economic importance and activity of culture and sport in Canada through the production of culture and sport goods and services and their contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) and jobs.
The CSA stems from a partnership between Statistics Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, all of the provinces and territories, numerous municipalities and several non-governmental organizations. CHRC is the only national cross-sector organization on the Consortium. Having long recognized the importance of solid, strong cultural statistics reporting, CHRC was a long-time member of the National Advisory Committee on Cultural Statistics (now defunct), and has contributed important cultural statistics research for the sector, such as Fast Stats in 2004 (which included a cultural point of view alongside the official numbers); and the first Labour Market Information report for the cultural sector in 2010.
The CSA will provide new statistics every year on a range of indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP) and jobs.
Development of the CSA continues in order to broaden its scope. The first publicly available figures at the provincial and territorial level are expected in 2015, followed by work to determine the feasibility of reporting at other levels.
CHRC is proud to represent the interests of the whole cultural sector on this Consortium.
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is a not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening the Canadian cultural workforce by providing leadership and innovative solutions to human resource issues and to better the HR environment within the cultural sector.
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