CMNS 401: Cultural Policy in Canada Report a Broken Link

This course provides an overview of cultural policy in Canada, with a primary focus on the national level, but situated within the larger context of cultural policy developments at the international, provincial, and municipal levels. The course examines the conceptual foundations of cultural policy, definitions of culture, the evolution of cultural policy in Canada over the past 100 years, and some of the major ideas and discourses that have shaped its development both historically and in recent years. 

Readings for Unit 1—Foundations of Cultural Policy: International Contexts


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Readings for Unit 2—Inventing Cultural Policy: History in Canada


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Readings for Unit 3—The Arts: A Hybrid Approach to Policy


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Readings for Unit 4—The Cultural Industries: Music, Movies, and More


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The Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity website (http://www.cdc-ccd.org/index.html) is under re-construcion, but this document can be accessed on above link.  (document: http://cdc-ccd.org/IMG/pdf/VERSION_FINALE_EN.pdf)

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Readings for Unit 5—The Heritage Sector: Museums, Libraries, and Archives


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Readings for Unit 6—Diversity Issues: Cultural Expression and Equality


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Readings for Unit 7—National Identity and Ownership: Why Should We Care?


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Readings for Unit 8—Creative Industries on the Market: Economic Issues


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See especially Section 2: How We Support Tourism

Readings for Unit 9—Cohesive Communities: The Social Effects of Culture


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Readings for Unit 10—Place Making: Policy for Sustainability


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Readings for Unit 11—Facing the Future: The Impacts of Digital Technology


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Readings for Unit 12—Who’s Running the Show? Cultural Governance


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The article begins on page 7 of the PDF.

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Readings for Unit 13—Conclusion: How Do We Place a Value on Culture?


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