This section will help you to describe why governments should support heritage.
The first section provides impressive statistics, while the second section provides ideas to help you to develop your local case.
Canadians Recognize Responsibility
Nine out of 10 Canadians place a moderate to a great deal of importance on government support for arts and culture and 96% agreed that governments should help to protect and preserve our heritage. 88% believe governments should provide financial support to build and maintain facilities for arts, culture and heritage.
When governments invest, big things happen
When local governments support heritage conservation in the community, the return is extraordinary.
Use the intrinsic-instrumental-institutional framework to develop a well-rounded description of heritage in your community. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. (Read this short introduction to our recommended approach to making a case.)
What are you saying about government support?
What statistics describe the impact of the support?
How has government support strengthened your organization and programs?
Every year, Heritage BC produces important surveys of heritage conservation in BC. This is typically the only source of instrumental (statistical) information that is specific to BC’s heritage sector. The reports can be found here.