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1 Shaping Quebecs Agenda 21 for Culture Culture Today Tomorrow

2 Translation Fifth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and Highest Authorities of Culture Organization of American States Seventh plenary session: Culture and citizen participation for the strengthening of democracies AGENDA 21 FOR CULTURE of Quebec Ms France DIONNE, assistant deputy minister Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine du Québec, Canada

3 Translation 2006 Adoption of the Quebec Sustainable Development Act 2009 Adoption of the sustainable development action plan entitled Our culture a cornerstone of sustainable development, by the ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women. To promote the integration of culture into sustainable development policies and processes, the Ministry will work on developing the Agenda 21 for Culture for Quebec. Sustainable development in Quebec

4 Translation From development to sustainable development Integration of culture 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Article 13: Parties shall endeavour to integrate culture in their development policies at all levels for the creation of conditions conducive to sustainable development… UNESCO, Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2005.

5 Translation Guidelines (…) outlining the principles to be followed and the objectives to be achieved to integrate culture into the sustainable development of Quebec society. Agenda 21 for Culture for Quebec will: Renew our understanding of the role culture plays; Create new ties between various sectors of society; Recognize culture as a key component of our societys development; and Strengthen the cultural sector. Sustainable development in Quebec Cornerstone of the Ministry of Culture Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec

6 Translation From development to sustainable development Integration of culture (2) st Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona Adoption of the first Agenda 21 for Culture by the United Cities and Local Governments international organization (CGLU) 2007 The European Agenda for Culture Culture as a catalyst for creativity in the framework of the Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs.

7 Translation September 20th 2010: beginning of a collective and participatory process Liaison committee Web and social media presence Interministerial committee Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec A collective approach

8 Translation November 2010 to May 2011 Discussion Groups: 98 activities organized in 44 Quebec municipalities, with over 5,000 participants May 6, ministries and departments took part in an interministerial forum May 30, 2011 Over 200 people from all sectors of the society throughout Quebec took part in a national forum: The future of culture in Quebec: A commitment by all sectors of society Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec Dialogue results

9 Translation La TOHU in Montreal: an integrated vision of culture

10 Translation Culture and economy In ten years, the cultural sector will be considered by all as a strategic component of Mauricies new economy; an innovative and creative economy based on an inexhaustible resource: imagination. Éric Lord, Executive Director, Culture Mauricie Culture and social development Through artistic expression we can build bridges between cultures and promote a greater sense of solidarity. Fibonacci Project, 7 doigts de la main Culture and territory (environment) Land-use planning (…) is a magnificent historical and cultural marker that reflects the evolution of societys way of life and values. Karel Mayrand, A21C contributor, David Suzuki Foundation Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec A cross-cutting vision

11 Translation November 28 th, 2011 Launch of Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec Implementation starting in winter 2012: 1.Cultural field 2.Charter of commitment 3.Permanent collaborative and exchange platform 4.International conference on culture and sustainable development in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of France (fall 2012) Agenda 21 for Culture of Quebec Next steps

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