Canada is a young and diverse nation and Canadian culture celebrates diversity. Canadian artists have gained centre stage in the hearts and minds of Canadians, and have become key figures on the international cultural scene.
The Department of Canadian Heritage website contains information on national policies and programs as well as general information related to Canadian arts and culture, identity and society, heritage and history, and sport.
The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) is the creation of 2500 Canadian museums who have developed exciting virtual exhibitions, online games and a gallery of more than 630000 images from their collections. Teachers can also find lesson plans and other interactive educational resources. The VMC is administered by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), an agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage.