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The Culture Program promotes and supports the arts and cultural industries, protects Ontario's heritage, advances the public library system and supports cultural agencies in order to maximize their contribution to Ontario's social, cultural and economic well-being. The Ministry provides support and advice to municipalities, First Nations, municipal heritage committees and others involved in heritage conservation and protection or cultural planning.

Through strategic investments in cultural industries in the entertainment and creative cluster, the Ministry supports innovation, encourages high-skill job creation and contributes to strengthening Ontario’s competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Culture 250,924,400 238,983,200 11,941,200 274,633,205
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 250,924,400 238,983,200 11,941,200 274,633,205
  Total Operating Expense 250,924,400 238,983,200 11,941,200 274,633,205
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 2,000 - -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2 Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3805-1 Culture      
  Salaries and wages     9,581,500
  Employee benefits     950,700
  Transportation and communication     430,600
  Services     1,336,700
  Supplies and equipment     379,400
  Transfer payments      
     Arts Sector Support   22,780,800  
     Heritage Sector Support   8,320,100  
     Libraries Sector Support   24,169,100  
     Cultural Agencies Support   2,048,500  
     Art Gallery of Ontario   21,182,500  
     McMichael Canadian Collection   3,140,800  
     Ontario Arts Council   59,937,400  
     Ontario Media Development Corporation   25,750,300  
     Ontario Heritage Trust   4,116,200  
     Ontario Science Centre   19,383,100  
     Royal Botanical Gardens   3,798,500  
     Royal Ontario Museum   27,517,800  
     Science North   6,776,300  
     Southern Ontario Library Service   2,694,600  
     Ontario Library Service North   1,505,500  
     Cultural Community Support   2,500,000  
     Cultural Industries Sector Support   2,625,000 238,246,500
  Subtotal     250,925,400
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     250,924,400
  Total Operating Expense for Culture Program     250,924,400
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3805-3 Culture Program      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Culture Program     2,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3805-2 Culture Program      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Culture Program     1,000