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Heritage BC big dataWe are happy to launch the latest version of the Heritage Conservation Factsheet and Case Studies, sporting a new look and telling a compelling story about the economic impact, as well as health and activity, of BC’s heritage sector.

To produce these numbers, we start with an extensive annual survey presented to BC’s local governments and regional districts. The collected responses are then crunched with data prepared by BC Stats and Destination BC.

The report explores public and private investments, conservation and rehabilitation, heritage promotion and
interpretation, and tourism spending. Public and private expenditures on heritage activities create economic activity, which in turn generates GDP, employment, and tax revenues for all levels of government.

It was a long and sometimes arduous process of creating this report, but it was a great learning experience in survey design, data processing, and communications design. We are so excited with what we learned that we decided to share some of this information during our next webinar on Friday, May 26.

Click the image to download the report, and please feel free to let us know what you think.

Heritage BC is your provincial service organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund.

Support your provincial heritage organization by becoming a member today. Membership fees start as low of $35.

Become a member today!

For Hire

Engage Heritage BC to lead your next workshop.

Statements of Significance
Strategic Planning
Community Engagement

Contact us to learn how we can help you reach your heritage goals.

Rural Dividend Fund

3rd Intake

The Rural Dividend Fund assists rural communities with populations under 25,000 residents.

Applications for funding under the recently extended BC Rural Dividend will be accepted April 3 – May 31, 2017.

Funding is available in four categories:

  • Community capacity building
  • Workforce development
  • Community and economic development and
  • Business sector development.

Learn more.

Heritage Legacy Fund

Now receiving applications

Who may apply:
Registered non-profit societies, registered federal charities, local governments, self-governing First Nations, and School Boards

Funding Programs:

  • Heritage Conservation Program for the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of heritage resources
  • Heritage Awareness Program for the research, documentation, presentation, and publication of information about specific community heritage resources

Learn more about the fund, and discover the guidelines and workshops by visiting our website.

Governor General’s History Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Community Programming
Deadline: July 15, 2017

The Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming recognizes innovative projects that promote and encourage community engagement in history.

Eligible projects include exhibits, preservation or restoration initiatives, oral histories, special events, or any other type of community programming. Projects should be completed within the past 18 months of the award deadline of July 15. Self-nominations are welcome.

The two recipients (French and English) will be chosen and awarded $2,500 for their project and a trip to Ottawa to receive their award at the Governor General’s History Awards at Rideau Hall. Recipients also attend the Canada’s History Forum and the History-Makers Celebration Dinner, held in conjunction with the awards.

To find more information, nominate a project, or apply online, visit our website at CanadasHistory.ca/Awards

If you have any questions, please contact:
Joanne DeCosse
Interim Program Coordinator




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