Digital Canadian Content: National Consultations and Dialogue

Canadian Content in a Digital World Consultations

Following a pre-consultation earlier this year, Minister Mélanie Joly and the Department of Canadian Heritage have launched broader consultations on strengthening Canadian content creation, discovery, and export in a digital world. Input gathered through the consultation process will help the federal government to adapt cultural policies to today's digital realities. 

All Canadians are invited to participate in the consultation process by reading background documents, sharing ideas online, and engaging in the process further by participating in live events or on social media. 

A summary of the consultation paper, the full consultation paper, and pre-consultation questionnaire results can be found here

All Canadians are invited to register to participate online in live social media events on October 28 and November 7, 2016. Participants will have the opportunity to comment on a range of topics and issues covered by the consultations. 

Those unable to take part in the live events can contribute to discussions through the online web portal at or on social media using the #DigiCanCon hashtag.

Learn more about how to take part in the consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World at 

Dialogue on Digital Innovation in the Arts

In conjunction with the Canadian Content consultation, CAPACOA has launched the Digital Innovation Council for the Performing Arts. This national initiative will seek to identify and investigate opportunities for emerging digital technologies in the performing arts. While the timing for the Digital Innovation Council goes beyond that of the consultation, early findings from the Council will be brought forward for consideration as part of the #DigiCanCon.

In addition to conducting a literature review, the Digital Innovation Council will partner with existing events to gather input from the sector and to coalesce participants into a community of practice.

The first event will be a live dialogue session held in conjunction with Arts Day on the Hill in Ottawa, October 24, 2016 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. EDT. 

The dialogue session, jointly held by the Canadian Arts Coalition and CAPACOA, will both explore themes related to digital innovation and inform a roundtable discussion with the Minister of Canadian Heritage as part of Arts Day on the Hill. The event is free.

Click here to register or learn more about the Dialogue on Digital Innovation in the Arts on October 24.

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