Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

  1. The federal government spent $4.01 billion on culture in 2008/2009, compared with $3.74 billion in 2007/2008.
  2. Broadcasting accounted for the biggest share (47.4 %) of the total federal spending on culture, followed by the heritage sector (28.4 %), which includes museums, public archives and national libraries, historic and nature parks, and historic sites.
  3. Federal government operating and capital expenditures on culture accounted for 81.1% of the total, whereas grants, contributions and transfers for culture represented 18.9%.
  4. Provincial and territorial governments spent $3.04 billion on culture in 2008/2009, compared with $2.88 billion in 2007/2008.
  5. Provincial and territorial governments allocated 59.8 % of their total cultural expenditures to grants, contributions and transfers, while operating and capital spending represented 40.2%.
  6. Municipal governments spent a total of $2.70 billion on culture in 2008, compared with $2.61 billion in 2007.
  7. Excluding inter-governmental transfers, consolidated spending on culture by all three levels of government amounted to $9.26 billion in 2008/2009. This is higher than in 2007/2008 when it was $9.09 billion (constant 2008/2009 dollars).