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  • In 2006, more than 1,400 stage
    performances were aimed at Quebec
    youth. Attendance was highest on the
    island of Montreal, where more than
    half of children below the age of 15 attended
    at least one performance that year. 1
  • The “Culture in the Schools” Program, established in 2004, encourages the development of cultural activities in order to provide students with multiple opportunities to experience culture in its many forms. In 2005-2006, more than 400 projects were completed across the island, 80% of them by children at the pre-school and elementary levels of the public system. 2 3
  • On average, 10% of those who visit Montreal’s 64 museums are students at the elementary and secondary school levels. In 2007, two-thirds of them (68.6%) were children enrolled in elementary schools. 4
  • In 2005, there were 561 performances by professional dance companies on the island, with attendance averaging 70%. That number represented 78% of all performances given across the province. Three of every four recipients of grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec lived on the island, which was also home to 22 production companies averaging 20 years’ experience. 5
Proportion of the Population Attending a Concert
or an Artistic Performance, 1998 and 2005
Proportion of the Population Attending a Concert

source : Statistics Canada
  • In 2005, Greater Montreal was first (32.8%) among major cities with respect to the attendance of cultural festivals, followed by Ottawa (30.8%) and Victoria (29.8%), Toronto (25.2%) and Vancouver (20.5%). 6
Thanks to the existence of programs adapted to their clientele, the libraries on the island of Montreal play a major role in encouraging reading among the young. The program, Livres dans la rue, for example, targets disadvantaged children in the 4-to-12 age group, many of whom have few opportunities to read. The program, Contact, le plaisir de lire, is especially designed to encourage the practice of reading and the use of French among immigrant children up to 5 years old. In 2002, more than 15,000 children were given an opportunity to engage in reading through these programs. 7

Source :
1 Institut de la statistique du Québec, “La fréquentation des arts de la scène au Québec de 2004 à 2006.” Statistiques en bref, Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec. No. 31, August 2007.
2 Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine,
“The Culture in the Schools Program,” 2008)

3 Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, “L’évaluation du programme La culture à l’école, 2008.)
http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/cultureEducation/
4 Institut de la statistique du Québec, “Visitors to respondent museum institutions, Montreal and all of Quebec, 2005-2007”
(statistical table). Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec, 2008.)

5 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, “Portrait du secteur de la danse professionnelle au Québec. Constats du CALQ,
No. 14, March 2007.)

6 Statistics Canada, special request, General Social Survey, 2005.
7 Ville de Montréal, Assessment of Municipal Libraries on the Island of Montreal, 2005.