Cultural development orientations



Cultural Policy Revision


Since the last cultural policy (French only) was launched in 2010, the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais is now beginning a process of revision.

The development of the cultural policy will take the form of a participatory process that will take into account the thoughts and comments of a variety of people who care about the evolution of arts and culture on the territory of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais.

This group will be representative of the different sectors likely to interact within the cultural field.

Since culture takes place in all spheres of the MRC, it is important to create links between culture and health; culture and education; culture, urban planning and land use; culture and digital technology; culture and the environment; culture and tourism; and culture and the economy.

The cultural policy is a political and public gesture of recognition of the importance of culture in the development of a community; it constitutes the pivot of the MRC's action strategy regarding the development of culture and communications, with a view to ensuring greater integration and better planning of activities in a perspective of improving the quality of life.

The cultural policy serves to:

- Integrate culture into all of the MRC's concerns by promoting the definition of priorities, first within the cultural sectors, but also with regard to other sectors of intervention for which the MRC's assistance and resources are sought;

- Better define the cultural identity of the MRC;

- To define a long-term vision and better plan the services offered by the MRC in the multiple sectors of intervention of culture.



Culture Outaouais was mandated by the MRC des Collines to develop a cultural policy within the framework of the Fond d'appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR) of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation. Culture Outaouais is collaborating with the network Les Arts et la Ville for the presentation of cultural clinics.

The main guidelines will be the guidelines of the Agenda 21 de la culture du Québec and the cultural policy of Partout, la culture.


Important dates


October 6: Presentation by Culture Outaouais of the current cultural portrait to the cultural policy committee.

Winter 2022: Cultural clinics based on the principles of the Agenda 21 for culture. These allow for the involvement of various partners and remind us of the transversality of culture.

Summer 2022: Public consultations to hear different points of view, to build consensus, to highlight the interest of potential partners and to mobilize stakeholders.


More details and information to come about these important meetings, follow the MRC des Collines Facebook page to be on the lookout for the latest news!


Cultural Policy Committee

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