Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2019-04-04 to 2019-11-30.

Find the results

Read the What We Heard report which provides a summary and broad analysis of the feedback we received during both phases of public engagement, including the online survey.

Results at a glance

Since May 2019, we have been engaging with individuals and organizations who work in the creative and cultural industries, as well as with members of the public and First Nations and municipal governments.

All of the information gathered through the various methods has resulted in nine key themes that illustrate the subjects we heard frequently during public engagement activities. They are presented alphabetically without any prioritization or weighting in the What We Heard report.

Key themes:

  • Administration and business support
  • Cultural tourism potential
  • Funding
  • Inclusion
  • Internet and digital technologies
  • Products and market access
  • Space
  • Training and education
  • Viability/sustainability

Almost 100 people, from across Yukon representing the range of industries, attended the first public engagement session on May 3, 2019.

In fall 2019, we held 35 facilitated public engagement sessions across Yukon. We received over 5,000 comments from approximately 400 participants.

The online survey received 133 responses.


We want to make sure we have captured the information accurately and completely to meet the various needs of the industries. We welcome your feedback and will consider it as we develop the draft strategy.

To request a print copy of the What We Heard report and/or to provide feedback email or phone 867-332-3670.

Next steps

A working group of individuals from each industry will help to establish priorities and guide development of the draft strategy. We will share the draft for comment in spring 2020. This last round of feedback will allow us to make any necessary refinements before the strategy is finalized.

We anticipate a final strategy in summer 2020.

For more information on the project visit the project website.

Note: We have migrated this project to a new website in February 2020. It replaces the old engagement site.

What was this engagement about?

Working together, the departments of Tourism and Culture, Economic Development, and Education are developing the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy. Our goal is to develop a multi-year, action-focused strategy, that will guide government’s future programs and supports to advance the creative and cultural industries sector.

To ensure the strategy will be effective and relevant, we have engaged with individuals and organizations who work in the creative and cultural industries on a number of occasions. We have gathered input and feedback to help us develop a strategy to support, strengthen and sustain a vibrant creative and cultural industries sector in Yukon.

The strategy will also actively consider diversity and inclusivity to ensure that barriers to entering and participating successfully in these industries are identified and addressed.

A working definition of creative and cultural industries is helpful in understanding the scope of this project. Although they are quite diverse, they are essentially all of those industries which generate cultural, artistic or heritage products and content for consumers and marketplaces. This includes writing and publishing, sound recording, visual and applied arts, crafting, film and interactive media, photography, live performance, heritage and libraries. It also includes the labour force and institutions required to support them.

How will my input make a difference?

Input from those involved in the sector is essential in ensuring we create a strategy that guides our future programs and supports to advance the industries and the economy.

The nine themes in the What We Heard report identify the broad concepts and associated elements that are assisting us to draft a strategy that will be effective and relevant for the industries.

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