This report examines whether connections exist between Canadians' cultural activities and their personal well-being. It includes statistical analysis exploring the potential relationships between 18 arts, culture and heritage activities and a number of social indicators such as: self-reported health; self-reported mental health; volunteering; feeling trapped in a daily routine; stress level; knowledge of neighbours; doing a favour for a neighbour; and self-reported satisfaction with life.
This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research. It is based on data from Statistics Canada’s 2010 General Social Survey.
The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is funded by the Ontario Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts as part of our shared commitment to making arts research available to inform the work of Canada’s arts community and educate the general public about Canada’s arts sector.