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Official Release of the Goverment of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions 2019 Report

Data capture the 2017 reporting year
The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions (GCSHI), which collected financial and operating information for the 2017 data year on not-for-profit heritage institutions, including museums, art galleries, archives, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens. 2017 marked Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and this latest report has captured the heightened level of investment and activities that took place in Canada’s heritage community that year.

Highlights from the survey include…

  • Museums and other heritage institutions in Canada generated over $2.6B in revenue in 2017.
  • The heritage sector employed over 37,000 people. Up 5% from 2015 employment figures.
  • The Canada 150 celebrations brought a record 79 million visits to heritage institutions across the country. This represents a 10% increase from 2015.
  • School groups visiting heritage institutions reached over 127,280 (approximately 6.4 million visits by students); up 7% over 2015

Discover some of the latest results from the 2019 GCSHI report HERE