87% of Canadians believe that arts and culture help us express and define what it means to be Canadian.

See for yourself how arts and culture contribute to Canadian Society

Canada is comprised of many talented individuals who work together to share our stories in energetic and creative ways. These activities ripple throughout our nation and simultaneously create positive impact on our identity, our economy, our children, our communities and even on our health.

The arts affect us in many ways. Take a look at A Sketch of How Arts & Culture Contribute to Canadian Society and share it broadly.

$48 billion - the GDP of culture in 2010The cultural sector generated $25 billion in taxes for all levels of government in 2007.

650,000 culture jobs in 2010

97 million volunteer hours. That is the equivalent to about 51,000 full-time jobs.

Arts have been shown to empower youth, especially at-risk youth, to succeed in school, in work and in later life.

85% of Canadians believe that arts education assists in the emotional and intellectual development of children

87% of Canadians believe that arts and culture help us express and define what it means to be Canadian.

People who attend arts activities have been shown to be significantly healthier, have lower anxiety and be less subject to depression.

The text version of the infographic provides sources for each statistic.

The infographic is also available in PDF format.

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