Date: Jan 28, 2021
As part of the development of its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, the Canada Council for the Arts undertook a broad engagement process with its stakeholders throughout 2020 to learn about the current arts landscape in Canada and what stakeholders think the Council should consider for its upcoming Strategic Plan. The process provided artists and arts organizations, among others, the opportunity to share their views and was designed to ensure a diversity of voices was heard. These included youth, Indigenous peoples, culturally diverse groups, Deaf and disability groups, and official language minority communities, from across Canada, including the North. Input was collected through an online engagement survey tool, a series of dialogue sessions, written submissions, and additional public opinion research.