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Culture pour tous

Data Governance


1.The common good

Culture pour tous uses the data it collects and manages to support its mission:

Deploy accessible, inspiring and inclusive strategies and actions aimed at raising awareness and appreciation of culture, an essential factor in the development and health of communities. Engage organizations and citizens in and with culture, shaping our collective culture together.

Culture and cultural mediation have positive impacts that may be felt in many areas of society, including:

  • The health and well-being of individuals and communities
  • Solidarity, democracy and cultural citizenship
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Respect for the autonomy of individuals
  • Democratic control of data use
  • Fairness, diversity and inclusion
  • Development and sharing of know-how.

Our goal is to support these positive impacts for the common good.

2.Right to privacy

Culture pour tous undertakes to act in accordance with the highest standards for the protection of personal information and to adhere to the best internationally recognized data governance principles, standards and practices.

Culture pour tous undertakes to exercise the utmost care in the use of personal data, which will only be used in cases where:

  • The data are necessary for carrying out the Culture pour tous mission;
  • Culture pour tous has the necessary means to protect the data and comply with associated legal obligations.

3.Digital sobriety

Digital sobriety is a commitment to only collect data that are necessary and useful for the purposes of our mission. Culture pour tous documents the rationale for each dataset collected and keeps a record of its retention period.

4.Ecological transition

“[Translation] Although information technologies are an emerging driver of new solutions for an ecological transition, the environmental impact of digital technology is not to be overlooked, given the storage, equipment and infrastructure aspects. It is vitally important to make use of data to resolve the climate crisis by applying ecological sobriety principles.”*

Culture pour tous intends to further promote data sobriety in its activities. This is consistent with the application of the ecological sobriety principle.

5.Universal access

Culture pour tous undertakes to make data available for community and public use. To that end, the organization is promoting the use and sharing of open data, where it is possible and not in conflict with the other principles in this framework, particularly the right to privacy.

6.Data portability and interoperability

“Data are valuable for their ability to circulate and be shared. This fluidity is not possible without technical interoperability based on adherence to understandable, documented and recognized standards.”*

Culture pour tous systematically uses recognized open-format standards. The organization also supports community collaborative initiatives to promote and encourage these practices (such as the Collaborative Commitment to a Descriptive Data Flow for the Performing Arts).

7. Coordinated experimentation and the precautionary principle

Culture pour tous believes in the potential of innovation. In the context of experimentation, the organization is adopting a step-by-step approach guided by the precautionary principle.

8. Cybersecurity

To minimize risks of hacking, loss, alteration or disclosure of information, protective measures must be implemented. Culture pour tous undertakes to determine and implement necessary measures to protect information, particularly any collected personal and confidential information.

Culture pour tous is promoting the sovereign hosting of data. Until achievement of the latter, the organization ensures that the territory where data are kept has legislation to protect personal information, at least to the extent that it is protected in Quebec.

9. Public participation

Culture pour tous firmly adheres to the principles of consulting with individuals and communities concerned. It therefore undertakes to set up mechanisms and forums that include civil society representatives. These measures help to support and expand the development of its mission through the addition of new ideas, the identification of issues and the setting up of a dialogue with the community.

These mechanisms could be the following:

  • Joint creative workshops including participants from a diversity of backgrounds;
  • Regional tours intended to expand the geographic scope of its activities and take the realities of various areas into account;
  • Tests and surveys integrating cohorts from a diversity of backgrounds as well as community representatives;
  • A citizen partners group that agrees to contribute altruistically to the Culture pour tous mission within a given framework.

10. Innovation and responsible use of AI principle

The Culture pour tous goal is to promote the proper use of technology, innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out its mission. This means ensuring beforehand that there is ethical, prudent and responsible data governance that complies with legislation and respects the privacy of individuals. The organization recognizes the usefulness, significance and potential of artificial intelligence insofar as it is used in compliance with the principles set out in this charter.


This Policy uses terms from the data governance and use of artificial intelligence framework of Culturepédia 1.0.

*Reference works for this Policy include: