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May 11th, 2016


New Culture Satellite Account
Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators 2010-2014

As a member of the Culture Statistics Strategy Consortium, CHRC is pleased to announce the release of new detailed data, collected through the Culture Satellite Account (CSA), which measures the economic importance of culture, arts, heritage and sport in the provinces and territories of Canada.

The CSA consortium, consisting of Canadian Heritage and its partners - all of the provinces and territories, other federal organizations, numerous municipalities and several non-governmental organizations - have been working with Statistics Canada on the creation and development of the CSA: an accounting framework created to better capture data detailing the economic importance and activity of culture, arts, heritage and sport in Canada.

By better understanding the regional economic contribution of culture, arts, heritage and sport activities to the provinces and territories, it will be easier to demonstrate the value and importance of these sectors for the country as a whole.

On September 10, 2014, the first CSA data were released detailing the economic contribution of culture, arts, heritage and sport to the Canadian economy, at the national level, for reference year 2010. The second official set of CSA data were released on June 9, 2015, inclusive of statistics for all provinces and territories, though also based on reference year 2010. These PTCI are benchmarked to these previous CSA releases.

The estimates provide timely economic information which facilitates ongoing monitoring and analysis of culture in Canada.

Culture is everywhere. It is an important contributor to the Canadian economy, and the economies of each province and territory - a key driver of creativity essential to innovation in the economy and a sound investment that generates jobs A better understanding of the economic contribution of culture, arts and heritage activity in Canadian provinces and territories will help demonstrate the value and importance of the arts and culture across Canada.

The Culture Satellite Account highlights the economic importance of culture, which confirms the value of investing in this sector. Investing in culture, is investing in our economy and in our international reputation. It is also investing in our creative potential and our future.