• Partners

    Safeguard and fund culture data inputs in a sustainable manner over the long term;

    Create a common culture data pool accessible to all partners;

    Discuss and plan for the future of culture data instruments and projects;

    Increase collaboration.

  • *Targeted were Census Metropolitan Areas of 200,000 people or more however all CCNC members are welcome to join in the group.

Cultural Statistics Strategy

The Creative City Network of Canada is pleased to continue this initiative in 2017. In 2013, the CCNC became the coordinating body for municipal government participation in the Cultural Statistics Strategy.

The Cultural Statistics Strategy (CSS) is a partnership of national, provincial, and municipal partners. The initiative is led by the Department of Canadian Heritage and housed in Statistics Canada’s Cultural Satellite Account. The purpose of the partnership is to safeguard the collection of cultural data at a critical time in the national narrative regarding data. While there is an abundance of data being produced, there are fewer reliable sources collecting and making it available. The CSS not only accesses the most reliable and rigorous statistics on culture, available through the Canadian System of National Accounts, it also cultivates a conversation and consensus between federal, provincial and municipal cultural partners about how and what to collect.

As it grows, the Cultural Satellite Account will become a unique and invaluable resource to the sector enabling not only a benchmark for valuing economic impact, but also for discovering new insights into how culture works in this country, in our regions, and in our specific cities.

“Good data is a key pillar in making the case for culture. Through CCNC’s participation in the Cultural Statistics Strategy, municipalities get direct access to the most up-to-date cultural statistics in the country, and biannual meetings with a peer research group to test new ideas” - Elena Bird, CCNC, Board Chair

Background Photo Credit:
Brantford International Villages Festival, Brantford, ON