Canadian Cultural Policy

"While there is no official definition of culture and no single overriding cultural policy in Canada, the many initiatives taken by Canadian governments to support culture contain elements of each of these definitions. Governments provide funding and other measures of support to the arts; they administer regulations and programs that assist the cultural industries; and, however diverse its manifestations, their underlying purpose is to create an environment in which Canadian creativity can flourish and Canadians can have access to the fruits of Canadian imagination, heritage and history."