Statement of Mandate 2013-2014
Nova Scotia's diverse culture and history contributes to vibrant communities that make life better for families in every part of the province. During the 2013-14 fiscal year, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage looks forward to bringing together its resources and expertise to strengthen the ability of communities to deliver on the priorities important to Nova Scotians.
French-Language Services Plan 2012-2013
Our department is committed to supporting the delivery of quality government services in French, as well as developing the Acadian and francophone community's arts and culture, heritage, and library resources. This plan speaks to that commitment, and to our vision of helping to build strong and vibrant communities that value our diverse culture and heritage.
Arts and Culture Five-Point Plan
The five-point plan supports achievement of creative excellence and growth of the creative economy. The plan sets out government's priorities for supporting development of the arts and culture sector over the next several years.
A Treasured Past, A Precious Future
Nova Scotia's first provincial heritage strategy provides a vision and framework, to manage heritage resources in a more co-ordinated, effective way. The strategy is based on extensive input from the public and heritage groups gathered by the Voluntary Planning Heritage Strategy Task Force consultation with various government departments and agencies, and research on other jurisdictions.
Responsible Gaming Strategy
The new Responsible Gaming Strategy is our government’s opportunity to revisit and rethink its approach to gambling into the future. This strategy follows 2005’s A Better Balance: Nova Scotia’s First Gaming Strategy, in which the previous government tried to create a better balance between revenue generation and social responsibility in delivering gambling in the province. The new Responsible Gaming Strategy sets forth a plan for gambling in Nova Scotia that ensures a responsible,sustainable, and accountable approach to gambling, problem gambling, research, and governance.