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Identifying and Promoting Our Culture

Bruce County is rich in cultural heritage resources. Past activities of Indigenous peoples, the Great Lakes maritime history, pioneers, and people who founded our towns, villages and early industry all contribute to our cultural heritage. In preserving these resources, we preserve our identity, support tourism and maintain a strong sense of community. Planning can focus efforts on preservation, creating distance between the resource and new development, managing the resource to either keep its value or grow it.

Good planning decisions now will help us inventory and protect our heritage assets, celebrate achievement and nurture our cultural heritage.


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Identifying and Promoting Our Culture

Bruce County is rich in cultural heritage resources. Past activities of Indigenous peoples, the Great Lakes maritime history, pioneers, and people who founded our towns, villages and early industry all contribute to our cultural heritage. In preserving these resources, we preserve our identity, support tourism and maintain a strong sense of community. Planning can focus efforts on preservation, creating distance between the resource and new development, managing the resource to either keep its value or grow it.

Good planning decisions now will help us inventory and protect our heritage assets, celebrate achievement and nurture our cultural heritage.


PROJECT STATUS:

Thank you for participating!

In lieu of public events, Bruce County invited residents and stakeholders interested in these projects to participate and learn more about these projects using the tabs below:

  • Places — closed May 31, 2020
  • Q & A and Questionnaires — closed May 15, 2020
  • Quick Poll — closed May 15, 2020
  • Ideas — closed June 12, 2020
  • Forums — closed June 12, 2020


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  • Feedback about Bruce County's Cultural Action Plan Draft Core Values

    8 months ago
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    Share your thoughts about the proposed Core Values (Guiding Principles) for Bruce County's Cultural Action Plan (CAP).

    What are core values?

    In the context of a CAP, core values, also known as guiding principles, highlight why the CAP is being developed. They frame the vision for the CAP by identifying key values, and they help establish high-level criteria for deciding which strategic directions to pursue.

    Draft Core Values:

    • The interweaving of cultural assets and natural resources underlies the unique identity of Bruce County. We honour and celebrate the diverse heritage, culture, and artistic expressions that shape the character of our communities and the County as a whole.

    • We recognize and respect the unique heritage, culture, and artistic expressions of Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Historic Saugeen Métis and seek to strengthen our relationships in support of mutual cooperation.

    • Our cultural sights, sounds, and stories are key in making Bruce County a vibrant place to live, vacation, and visit. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience Bruce County heritage, culture, and artistic expressions.

    • We value our individual cultural assets, talents, and expertise. These can be further strengthened through coordinated communication and other collaborative efforts.
       
    • Our heritage, culture, and artistic expressions are fundamental to the long-term economic health and quality of life of our communities.

    • Planning decisions are integral to ensuring the sustainable success of heritage, culture, and artistic expressions.
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  • Feedback about Bruce County's Cultural Action Plan Draft Strategic Directions

    8 months ago
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    Share your thoughts about the proposed strategic directions for the Bruce County Cultural Action Plan (CAP).

    What are strategic directions?

    In the context of a CAP, strategic directions identify what the CAP hopes to achieve by establishing priorities and outcomes. Strategic directions might focus on areas to develop, improve, or maintain to best reflect the core values or guiding principles.

    Draft Strategic Directions

    1.Promote diverse cultural representation by sharing lesser known stories, and encouraging new collaboration between cultural organizations.

    2.Create and maintain County-level inventories of cultural places.

    3.Establish and maintain a directory of cultural repositories in Bruce County and aggregate digital and physical resources from source organizations about local stories, artistic and architectural styles, and digital and physical archives.

    4.Foster an environment for successful cultural sector fundraising and grant applications. 

    5.Expand the use of County-owned spaces and increase the visibility of Libraries as resource centres.

    6.Formalize County-level cultural administrative, technical, and coordination resources.

    7.Leverage web-based platforms to promote the visibility of cultural events and programs County-wide.

    8.Leverage Bruce County media and social media platforms to facilitate access to digital content.

    9.Facilitate communication between local groups and businesses within and across municipalities. 

    10.Ensure accountability on implementation of the CAP and monitor cultural vitality. 

    11.Foster municipal initiatives and policies that are mutually reinforcing.

    12.Develop a Bruce County approach or perspective with a view to cultural integration and communication.

    13.Ensure Indigenous opportunities for input on cultural planning initiatives.

    14.Co-develop and sustain resources communicating Indigenous culture and heritage for inclusion in the cultural programming of other organizations in Bruce County. 

    15.Bridge the generational gaps between Elders and youth across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. 


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