Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 01, 2010 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canadian Culture Online

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced funding to assist not-for-profit, public, and private organizations and institutions in making Canadian cultural collections available online.

"Our Government is proud to provide Canadians with access to cultural content when they want, where they want," said Minister Moore. "This investment will connect all Canadians with the riches of our country's heritage; Ontarians in particular will be interested."

The Partnerships Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage supports projects that aim to provide meaningful and seamless access to Canadian history, heritage, and culture online. This will support understanding of Canada and its rich diversity, particularly for the benefit of youth, students, and lifelong learners. The Government of Canada's support for these projects will help ensure that future generations will have access to a wide variety of information about Canada's history, heritage, and culture. Since 2006–2007, the Partnerships Fund has provided funding to 101 Web projects across Canada.

"I am happy to see continued investment from our Government in the digitization of our Canadian culture and heritage," said Minister Flaherty. "These projects will provide Canadians everywhere with ready access to a wealth of information about their country and its people."

Organizations and projects receiving funding include:

  • Brock University Library: 1812 Online Digitization Project, $55,334
  • Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles: Material Culture: Community Knowledge, $349,842
  • CJRT-FM Inc.: Canadian Jazz Archive Phase II, $205,000
  • HOT DOCS: Canadian Documentary Portal and Archives, $150,000
  • L'Office des telecommunications éducatives de langue française de l'Ontario: RadArt Interactif, $212,000
  • Museum of Ontario Archaeology: Southern Ontario: The First 12,000 Years, $19,140
  • Temiskaming Art Gallery: Every Picture Tells a Story, $98,463
  • Carleton University: On the Path of the Elders, $375,000

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    matthew.deacon@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca