2018 Annual Report

FAME’s Annual Report includes a general introduction and relevant data on the importance of the industry.

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2019 Federal Budget : FAME APPLAUDS MEASURES AFFECTING CANADIAN FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

The 2019-2020 Federal budget contains extremely positive news for Festivals and Major Events Canada (FAME)! It includes measures that aim to ensure security at community gatherings, as well as an important increase in funding for both the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program – the main Federal programs supporting the festivals and events industry as well as various presenters of performing arts. The creation of the Canadian Experiences Fund, as part of the new Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism, is also welcome news.

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A plan to create a better business environment for all festivals and events in Canada

This plan proposes to “keep them safe,” “support their growth,” and “focus on creation.” It presents the challenges they face in each of these areas and proposes actions to be taken.

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Canadians favourable to financial intervention from the federal government to help festivals and events ensure the safety of participants, according to a survey

According to a Léger survey commissioned by FAME and the Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux (RÉMI), nearly three in four Canadians (72%) are in favour of financial intervention from the federal government to help festivals and events ensure the safety of participants.

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Prebudget Consultation: FAME asks for a better business environment for the festivals and major events industry

FAME, the only pan-Canadian organization exclusively comprised of festivals and events in the country, a brief as part of the pre-budget consultations in Ottawa.

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Economic impact study of 17 major Canadian events : final report

A new economic impact study of 17 major Canadian events shows that FAME's request for the federal government to establish a program dedicated to the growth of the events industry is more relevant and timely than ever.

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Large economic impact study of 17 major Canadian events : Impressive numbers that further justify FAME’s request for a federal program dedicated to the growth of the events industry

The KPMG study estimates that a group of 17 events generated a combined $290.8 million in economic benefits (added value at market prices).

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2018 Federal Budget: FAME Disappointed to See Festivals and Events Ignored

Following the presentation of the federal budget for 2018–2019, FAME is disappointed that the federal government did not see fit to support the development and growth of the event industry at this time.

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Canada’s Largest Festivals and Events : An Economic Impact Study

Thriving events and festivals do more than create culture, preserve heritage and foster a sense of community. They are crucial for Canada’s economic health and global competitiveness. In 2009, the Canadian Festivals Coalition commissioned a report that measured the substantial economic impact of 15 Marquee Tourism Event Program (MTEP) stimulus fund recipients.

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Prebudget Consultation: FAME urges the federal government to invest in the festivals industry

Festivals and Major Events (FAME) is inviting the Government of Canada to increase Canadian productivity and competitiveness through the festivals and major events industry, by investing a part of the allocations for the 150th anniversary celebrations. This is the crux of the written submission FAME presented to the Standing Committee on Finance, in the context of its prebudget consultation.

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