• "Diversity, passion, self-expression, beauty, aspiration, transformation and prosperity are by-products of cultural vitality." - Author, Silver Donald Cameron


    Steven Dang
    Elise Finnigan
    Katie Warfield

    Editor: Marilyn Bittman
    Project Management: Nancy Duxbury
    Project Coordination: Sheryl McGraw
    Web Design: Gliss Media

    Thank you to Claire McCaughey, Research Manager, Canada Council for the Arts

  • MAKING the CASE FOR CULTURE has been financially supported by Canada Council for the Arts

Making the Case

Culture or “the arts” takes on many forms: painting, writing, quilting, pottery, museums, landmarks, sculptures, landscapes, streetscapes, memorials, sport. It is a way for individuals and communities to express and engage themselves with family, friends, and their neighbourhoods, their communities. 

Culture can be used to renew or revitalize municipalities, regions, even a country. It can build community identity and pride, strengthen bonds, improve quality of life on all socioeconomic levels, and engage children and youth in education and their environment.

Culture can be the catalyst for positive change, engaging all ages and communities. Diversity can be embraced through culture, building trust and understanding. And culture can act as the economic engine that drives municipalities toward growth and prosperity.

MAKING the CASE FOR CULTURE is a series of six papers that details “how and why” culture is key to our betterment. Click on the links below to download the individual papers as PDF documents.




Background Photo Credit:
Pumphouse Steam Museum, Kingston, ON