The What We Heard report provides a summary and broad analysis of the feedback we received during both phases of public engagement, including the online survey.
The report presents 9 key themes and associated information without any prioritization or weighting. Our goal is to develop a multi-year, action-focused strategy. This will guide the government’s future programs and supports to advance the creative and cultural industries sector.
We want to make sure we have captured and documented the information accurately and completely to meet the various needs of the industries. We welcome your feedback and will consider it as we develop the draft strategy.
To request a print copy of the What We Heard report, email email@example.com or phone 867-332-3670
How we're developing the strategy
The departments of Tourism and Culture, Economic Development and Education, with guidance from the Women's Directorate, are developing the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy.
Next step: draft strategy – spring 2020
- is effective and relevant;
- supports, strengthens and sustains a vibrant creative and cultural industries sector in Yukon;
- incorporates best practices from across Canada; and
- includes elements to support diversity and inclusivity.
Phase 1 – spring and summer 2019
- their current state; and
- the demographic composition.
It also provides insights into the sector in the rest of Canada.
Sector engagement session
- the existing supports available; and
- the priorities, challenges and opportunities.
Input from this session is guiding the engagement process.
Phase 2 – fall 2019 to winter 2020
Public engagement sessions
- what is working well for the sector;
- what opportunities should be considered; and
- what improvements would be valuable.
What are the creative and cultural industries?
The creative and cultural industries are a distinct and important part of Yukon’s culture, providing economic as well as social benefits to the territory.
These industries are quite diverse, but essentially include all industries which generate cultural, artistic or heritage products and content for consumers and marketplaces.
We are using this definition of creative and cultural industries to inform the scope of the project:
1: the production or reproduction, promotion, distribution and commercialization of goods, services and activities of content derived from cultural, artistic or heritage origins.
2: includes, but is not limited to, sound recording, visual and applied arts, crafting, audio-visual and interactive media, film, photography, graphic design, architecture, live performance, theatre, written and published works, heritage and libraries as well as the labour force and institutions required to support them.
The creative and cultural industries in Yukon
The cultural industries are a direct contributor to Yukon’s economy and are poised for growth. According to Statistics Canada, Yukon's culture GDP was $58.4 million in 2017, a 2.8% increase from the previous year, and amounted to 2.1% of the total territorial economy. For comparison, Canada’s culture GDP totalled $53.1 billion in 2017, a 1.8% increase from the previous year, and accounted for 2.7% of Canada’s total economy.
Culture Satellite Account – Government of Canada. (2019) Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017. Retrieved on September 19, 2019. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/pch/images/corporate/publications/general-publications/culture-satellite-account/PT-Culture-Totals-2017-en.jpg.
Culture Satellite Account – Government of Canada. (2019). Culture Gross Domestic Products and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017. Retrieved on June 20, 2019. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/pch/images/corporate/publications/general-publications/culture-satellite-account/Culture-GDP-Jobs-Detailed-2016-en.jpg.
Culture’s contribution of 2.1% in Yukon’s economy compared to 2.7% in Canada’s shows that there is significant potential for Yukon to grow this sector. A prosperous creative and cultural industries sector would not only strengthen our creative community, but also contribute to the development of other sectors such as:
- small business;
- manufacturing; and
Reports and documents
Phase 2 – Public meetings and survey
- What We Heard report
- Appendix A: Handout from Phase 2 public engagement sessions
- Appendix B: Full schedule of Phase 2 public engagement sessions
- Appendix C: Survey questions
Phase 1 - Public engagement session
- Phase 1: Discussion forum questions and responses
- May 3 event summary and notes
- May 3 presentation: Highlights of Findings by Inga Petri
Resources and examples of plans, policies and strategies
Government of Yukon resources
- Yukon Arts Policy and Action Plan
- Government of Yukon arts and culture – Programs and funding
- Yukon Media Development
- Yukon Film & Sound Incentive Program Annual Report 2017-18
- Shared Vision – The Yukon Film Industry (2015)
- What We Heard report: Film Fund Review
- Creative Canada Policy Framework
- Government of Canada – Exporting for creative industries
- Canadian Culture Satellite Account
- On-Screen Protocols & Pathways – Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts and Stories
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
- Creative Saskatchewan – Useful information about investment programs and story-based reporting
- The Cultural Plan for Calgary
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: A Demographic Profile of Calgary's Arts Sector
Contact the team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on their phone numbers below.
Project contacts and representatives:
- Corrie Gallienne – project manager, Tourism and Culture: 867-667-8383
- Ewa Dembek – project manager, Tourism and Culture: 867-667-8304
- Alicia Debreceni – communications analyst, Tourism and Culture: 867-332-3670
- Anton Solomon – director, Labour Market Programs and Services, Education
- Hawa Dia – senior policy advisor, Economic Development
- Collyn Lovelace – policy analyst, Women's Directorate