Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy

How do I participate?

The creative and cultural industries are a distinct and important part of Yukon’s culture, providing economic as well as social benefits to the territory. 

We are seeking input to help shape action plans and outcomes in the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy that the government is preparing. If you work in the following or related disciplines we would like your input on priorities, challenges and opportunities in the creative and cultural industries sector in Yukon:

  • archives;
  • libraries;
  • cultural or heritage centres;
  • writing;
  • publishing;
  • music publishing;
  • sound recording;
  • film and video;
  • broadcasting;
  • interactive media;
  • visual art;
  • art reproduction;
  • photography;
  • crafts;
  • advertising;
  • architecture;
  • design;
  • performing arts;
  • festivals and celebrations;
  • administration; and
  • sound or lighting technician.

Attend the public engagement session

A public engagement session for those working in the creative and cultural industries is taking place on Friday, May 3 at the Mt. McIntyre Rec Centre in Whitehorse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
English facilitators will be present to guide participants through a day-long session that includes artistic content.

The session is free and there is space for 120 people. For more information and to register please visit the project website

A travel subsidy may be available for attendees traveling to Whitehorse from another community to attend.

If space fills up, or you are unable to make it, please send us an email at or contact 667-8589 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8589 and share your thoughts. There will be additional opportunities early this summer to participate in shaping the strategy. Details will be shared as they are determined.

What is this engagement about?

Working together the departments of Tourism and Culture, Economic Development, and Education are preparing an action-focused strategy targeted specifically on the growth and development of the creative and cultural industries. The multi-year strategy aims to guide government’s programs and supports to encourage a flourishing Yukon creative and cultural industries sector for the benefit of citizens and the economy.

One of our goals is also to ensure our strategy supports a creative and cultural industries sector that is representative of Yukon’s population. By actively considering diversity and inclusivity as we develop the strategy, we hope to ensure that barriers to entering and participating successfully in these industries are identified and addressed.

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

Specifically, we are seeking to ensure that Yukoners and Yukon creators have access to  appropriate supports to encourage and grow the production or reproduction, promotion, distribution and commercialization of goods, services and activities of content derived from cultural, artistic or heritage origins.

How will my input make a difference?

Working with the sector will provide us the opportunity to listen to their needs, re-examine existing programs and create a plan that guides our future programs and supports to advance the industries and the economy.

Input and feedback received will contribute to identifying priorities, challenges and opportunities and guide where to focus action plans and outcomes in the strategy.

As part of the public engagement session in May, we are also seeking input on the process and how to best engage on this topic over early summer 2019. We are anticipating a series of smaller, more focused meetings will take place in Whitehorse, as well as other Yukon communities.

Topics and methods will be determined following what is heard at the May engagement session

Dates and locations will be shared once those details are confirmed.

An online feedback tool will also be available.

Where can I find related information?

Where can I find results?

We will provide a What We Heard document in fall 2019, summarizing feedback received at the public engagement session, all smaller focused meetings as well as research from other jurisdictions.

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