Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions

In April 2016, the Department of Canadian Heritage announced the release of the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions 2015 Report. The survey aims to present a comprehensive portrait of Canada’s heritage sector, including museums, art galleries, historic sites and other heritage institutions. The document contains a wealth of facts and figures that show the critically important role played by volunteers in Canada’s cultural institution and we are pleased to provide a link to the survey below as well as to highlights some key facts.

Of particular interest to the CFFM and its partners is the number of volunteers reported of 103,597 . This outnumbered all paid employees by approximately 3 to 1 in 2013. Volunteers accounted for over 76% of the entire heritage sector workforce. Donating over 5,600,000 hours, volunteers played a central role in helping heritage institutions meet their mandate with museums and art galleries relying on volunteers the most.

Several statistical tables included in the Survey Report show the breakdown by provinces and by categories of institutions.
The full version of the Survey Report can be viewed by clicking on the following link: [PDF Version, 936 KB]