Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage
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Departments of the Government of Canada

Canadian Heritage
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Minister James Moore (Canadian politician)
Deputy Minister Judith Anne LaRocque
Established 1993
Responsibilities Citizenship and Heritage
Cultural Affairs
International and Intergovernmental Affairs and Sport
Planning and Corporate Affairs
Public and Regional Affairs
Employees N/A
Department Website
Terrasses de la Chaudière, home of the head office of the Department of Canadian Heritage

The Department of Canadian Heritage, or simply Canadian Heritage (French: Patrimoine canadien, is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for policies and programs regarding the arts, culture, media, communications networks, official languages (including La Francophonie), status of women, sports (including the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver), and multiculturalism. It also oversees Royal visits of the Queen of Canada and members of the royal family to Canada. It was formerly a part of the Department of Communications, until that department's technical side was merged into the Department of Industry in 1996, forming the Department of Canadian Heritage from its non-technical side. In late 2008, the multiculturalism component of this department was transferred to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.

The current Minister of Canadian Heritage is the Honourable James Moore.

The department's headquarters are in the Jules Léger Building (South) (Édifice Jules Léger (Sud)) in Terrasses de la Chaudière, Gatineau, Quebec,[1] across the Ottawa River from the Canadian capital of Ottawa.



Canadian Heritage funds the following[1]:

  • Aboriginal Friendship Centres
  • Aboriginal Languages Initiative
  • Aboriginal Languages Initiative Innovation Fund
  • Aboriginal Post-Secondary Scholarship Program
  • Aboriginal Women's Programming
  • Action Canada
  • Accent: Part-Time Language Assistant Program
  • Arts Presentation Canada (now Canada Arts Presentation Fund)
  • Athlete Assistance Program
  • Book Publishing Industry Development Program (now Canada Book Fund)
  • Building Communities through Arts and Heritage[[
  • Canada Arts Presentation Fund (formerly Arts Presentation Canada)
  • Canada Arts Training Fund (formerly National Arts Training Contribution Program)
  • Canada Book Fund (formerly Book Publishing Industry Development Program)
  • Canada Cultural Investment Fund (formerly Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program[)
  • Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (formerly Cultural Spaces Canada)
  • Canada Interactive Fund
  • Canada Media Fund
  • Canada Music Fund
  • Canada Periodical Fund (formerly Publications Assistance Program/Canada Magazine Fund)
  • Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program
  • Canada/Territorial Co-operation Agreements for Aboriginal Language
  • Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program (now Canada Cultural Investment Fund)
  • Canadian Conservation Institute Internships
  • Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
  • Canadian Studies Program
  • Celebrate Canada! Funding
  • Cultural Capitals of Canada
  • Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (formerly Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre Initiative)
  • Cultural Development Fund
  • Cultural Spaces Canada (now Canada Cultural Spaces Fund)
  • Development of Official-Language Communities Program
  • Destination Clic: French Enrichment Bursary Program
  • Enhancement of Official Languages Program
  • Exchanges Canada Program
  • Explore: Second Language Summer Program
  • Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit
  • Hosting Program
  • Katimavik
  • Languages at Work
  • Movable Cultural Property Grants Program
  • Museums Assistance Program
  • National Aboriginal Day
  • National Arts Training Contribution Program (now Canada Arts Training Fund)
  • Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting and Distribution Projects
  • Odyssey: Full-Time Language Assistant Program
  • Publications Assistance Program/Canada Magazine Fund (now Canada Periodical Fund)
  • Sport Support Program
  • Status of Women Funding Programs
  • Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centre Initiative (now Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth)
  • Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Programs
  • Young Canada Works
  • Youth Take Charge

Related legislation


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Canadian Heritage. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "Address: Canadian Heritage 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5." Address in French: "Adresse : Patrimoine canadien 15, rue Eddy Gatineau, Québec K1A 0M5"

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