Our vision is an Ontario cultural sector that is globally competitive, innovative and recognized as an important contributor to the economic and social well-being of the province.


Our Mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training.


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As an organization we are:

  • Passionate about the vital contribution of arts and culture to society in Ontario;
  • Responsive to the diverse needs of the people who work in the cultural sector in Ontario; and
  • Collaborative and inclusive in the delivery of relevant and practical programs, resources and services.


WorkInCulture (WIC) began its life as Cultural Careers Council Ontario (still our legal name).

In 1998 it was incorporated as a not for profit with a Board of Directors and Executive Director appointed to carry out its mission of bringing business training and career development skills to the creative community.


WorkInCulture is committed to inclusion based on community best practices and self-reflection. We will continuously improve and implement strategies, policies, and practices through an ongoing process of evaluation and change.

An inclusive approach will be thoroughly integrated into the ongoing activities, operations and relationships of the organization. Barriers to inclusion will be identified and removed.

WIC is committed to employment diversity with respect to all aspects of employment. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, employee development decisions such as training, and all other terms and conditions of employment, will be made without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical and mental disability, age, ancestry or place of origin.

WIC will make every effort to make its volunteer pool and employee workforce representative and reflective of the communities in which its services are provided. WIC will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices, are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.

Our Funders

Our funders help us work toward our vision.