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Advocacy

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 www.parl.gc.ca

Introduction to Government of Canada website www.canada.gc.ca

Department of Canadian Heritage www.pch.gc.ca

Elections Canada www.elections.ca

Canada Council for the Arts www.canadacouncil.ca

Telefilm Canada www.telefilm.gc.ca

National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca

Copyright Board of Canada www.cb-cda.gc.ca

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission www.crtc.gc.ca

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation www.cbc.ca

Radio Canada www.radio-canada.ca

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal www.capprt-tcrpap.gc.ca

Canadian Cultural Observatory www.culturescope.ca

Federal Political Parties

Bloc Québécois www.blocquebecois.org

Conservative Party of Canada www.conservative.ca

Green Party of Canada www.green.ca

Liberal Party of Canada www.liberal.ca

New Democratic Party www.ndp.ca