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The arts play an important role in in the vitality of our cities by uniting diverse communities and fostering social well-being. For these reasons and more, the CCA often engages the federal government, and, on occasion, provincial governments, to represent its members views on important policy issues and to push for sustained support for the arts, culture and heritage sector.

The CCA participates regularly in consultations and meets with federal officials in the Ottawa area on behalf of its membership. It is equally important that the CCA’s members and the public-at-large have the resources to advocate for the arts in their respective communities. To that end, the following resources and links may be useful.

Tools & Links

CCA Advocacy Primer

A useful toolkit that outlines the key steps to developing a successful advocacy strategy.

Backgrounders & Statistics

Peruse our informative documents to see if they can help your cause.

CCA Member Organizations

An alphabetical list of CCA member organizations and links, where applicable, to their websites.


Government and Federal Agency Sites

Find your local Member of Parliament quickly and easily using your postal code.

Parliamentary website

Introduction to Government of Canada website

Department of Canadian Heritage

Elections Canada

Canada Council for the Arts

Telefilm Canada

National Film Board of Canada

Copyright Board of Canada

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Radio Canada

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

Canadian Cultural Observatory

Federal Political Parties

Bloc Québécois

Conservative Party of Canada

Green Party of Canada

Liberal Party of Canada

New Democratic Party