Portfolio Organizations

We refer to portfolio as a group of federal organizations, usually within a similar sphere of interest, that report to a Minister, or to Parliament through a Minister.

In addition to the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is charged with the development of laws and policies, the Canadian Heritage Portfolio comprises an important number of organizations active in the fields of arts, heritage, audiovisual and human rights.

The Canadian Heritage Portfolio consists of the Department, including two special operating agencies, the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Canadian Heritage Information Network, as well as:

The Canadian Heritage Portfolio also includes three organizations active in human resources which report to Parliament through the Minister.

Departmental agencies

Crown corporations

Administrative tribunal

Human resources organizations