There's no equivalent federal tax credit for parents with kids in arts programming like there is for parents of sportier tykes, says the L-P. That was one of Stephen Harper's promises when the arts bit him in the ass before the last election. According to the government, it's busy prioritizing the economy, blah blah blah. I can think of one, oh, $86 billion industry that would know how to put money to work to stimulate the economy, but whatever.
I'm actually shocked that anyone cares about such piddling amounts as any of the vote-buying-tax-credit schemes on offer from the feds (in lieu of real programming, childcare, etc. ad nauseum) but who am I to say?