Ontario Culture Days was initiated as a project of the Ontario Arts Council, and became an independent non-profit in 2015. We work in collaboration with the national Culture Days office, and provincial organizing bodies in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Together, Culture Days works to support organizers in producing their own Culture Days events, as well as leading a marketing and communications campaign that drives a general audience and regional tourism. Starting in 2018, Ontario Culture Days began producing travel itinerary tours, as well as expanding a public programming and artistic presentation series, which are produced in partnership with local organizers.
In 2018, Ontario Culture Days supported over 1,700 registered events in 160+ communities across Ontario, with nearly one million Ontarians taking part in activities over the weekend—all made possible thanks to thousands of artists, organizers, and volunteers.
We are grateful for the many contributors and partners who make Ontario Culture Days a reality.