CAPACOA Releases Report on Arts & Belonging

Yesterday, Community Foundations of Canada and  CAPACOA released their groundbreaking report on Arts and Belonging. 

The report’s focus on the arts as one way to build belonging aims to address the reality that one-third of Canadians report a weak sense of belonging to their community due in part to the persistence of discrimination and social isolation. Among the report’s positive findings:

  • 77% of Canadians agree or strongly agree that arts experiences help people feel part of their local community. This is especially true for newcomers and people in minority-language communities.
  • Canadians who regularly attend live music have a stronger sense of belonging to their city or town.
  • Canadians who rate arts, culture and leisure in their community as “excellent” are nearly three times more likely to report a “very strong” sense of belonging.