Regional Offices

Canadian Heritage’s five regional offices and numerous provincial and district access points play a key role in delivering the Department’s program and services.

Overview of Regional Operations

Canadian Heritage’s regional and district access points assist the Department in achieving its objectives by:

  • Communicating with citizens.
    • Regions reach out to communities and stakeholders in pursuit of the Department’s full range of objectives. They also respond to public enquiries and provide information about departmental activities and programs.
  • Delivering programs and services
    • Regions ensure that programs are accessible, relevant and client-centred. Regions manage 90 percent of all grant application files received by Canadian Heritage and 59 percent of all contribution applications. They provide advice and assistance to community organizations and applicants for funding and often play a brokerage role, increasing the impact of Canadian Heritage funding by leveraging funds from provincial and regional partners.
  • Maintaining relationships with provincial and regional institutions
    • Regions work collaboratively with other federal departments and Canadian Heritage portfolio agencies and are active participants in ensuring horizontal policy and program coordination through Federal Regional Councils (committees of senior federal officials in each province/territory).
  • Gathering and analyzing intelligence and providing advice
    • Regions gather and analyze the information necessary to develop informed policy and relevant programs reflective of Canada’s diversity.

Department’s presence in the regions of Canada

Map of Canada showing the locations of Canadian Heritage offices. Additional description follows.

This map depicts the locations of the Department’s presence in the regions of Canada. Detailed information follows.

In the Western Region, there is a regional office in Vancouver, British Columbia, a district office in Edmonton, Alberta, and a point of service in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

In the Prairies and Northern Region, there is a regional office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a district office in Regina and another in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and a point of service in Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories.

In the Ontario Region, there is a regional office in Toronto, and a district office both in Ottawa and in Sudbury.

In the Quebec Region, there is a regional office in Montreal and a district office in Québec City.

In the Atlantic Region, there is a regional office in Moncton, New Brunswick, and three district offices: one in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, one in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and another in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Regional Offices Contact Information

Please select from the following links to contact one of our regional offices. Otherwise, contact our National Headquarters or visit our frequently asked questions.

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