Ontario Premier Wynne’s instructions to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in 2014 Mandate letter included the following list of priority initiatives:
Promoting Culture, Heritage, and Tourism Agencies and Attractions
Continue to support culture, heritage, and tourism agencies and attractions to maximize their economic and social contributions to the province. You will continue to work with these agencies to ensure they meet high standards of governance, fiscal management and accountability.
Continue to work with stakeholders to build on the Entertainment and Creative Cluster strategy and develop an Arts Policy Framework. The Framework should help maximize the economic benefits of arts and culture to individuals and communities. In addition, I ask that you work with Ontario artists, educators and communities to develop an Ontario Culture Strategy, so that we are better able to tell our stories and help a new generation tap their artistic potential.
Supporting Community Partnerships and Engagement
Continue to build partnerships and engage communities across the province, including Aboriginal communities. You will continue to support the conservation of built heritage and archaeological resources, strong public libraries, a vibrant arts sector, sport, para-sport and recreation, Aboriginal community recreation, and economic opportunities including Aboriginal tourism.
This mandate letter is to be used by your ministry to develop more detailed plans for implementation of the initiatives.