A Message from the National Trust’s Chair and Executive Director
What matters most right now is the health of Canadians, and we offer our heartfelt best wishes for everyone affected by the COVID-19 issue. The National Trust remains open online and by telephone, with our staff working remotely. Our thoughts are especially with the many Canadians who rely on the financial, social or cultural benefits of historic places, heritage organizations and cultural institutions – many of which are closed to the public and grappling with uncertainty. Please let us know how your site or organization is being affected and how we can help, and consider completing this survey from ICOMOS International to assess the impact of COVID-19 on heritage institutions globally.
While we all do our part to #flattenthecurve, you may have some extra quiet time at home to reflect on the organizations and places that matter to you. Why not consider nominating them for some national love and attention from our National Heritage Awards? Below under “Save the Date” you will find links to everything you need, as well as other opportunities that may be of interest.
At this time, there are no plans to cancel or postpone the APT – National Trust Joint Conference, Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption, and the Future of Heritage (Edmonton, October 3 – 7, 2020). As the response to COVID-19 evolves, the National Trust and its conference partners – the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) – will consider the health and safety of our conference delegates as our top priority. We will keep National Trust members and the wider heritage community informed about conference developments through our communications platforms and the conference website, set to launch next week.
In the meantime, don’t miss the opportunity to submit a presentation proposal for Hindsight 2020, with its five tracks exploring the intersection of technical, design, policy and community issues. We are seeking presentations that provide compelling insights, lessons, and solutions that others can apply in their projects and communities.
Please stay safe and well, and don’t hesitate to connect with us for any reason:
Toll-free in Canada: 1-866-964-1066
Natalie Bull, Executive Director
Michael Seaman, Chair
Save these dates!
March 27 – 2020 National Trust Awards Nominations Deadline
March 31 – National Trust Conference Call for Abstracts Deadline
April 1st – Herb Stovel Scholarship Application Deadline
April 10 – Deadline to propose candidates for the National Trust’s Board of Governors
July 4 – Save the date for Canada Historic Places Day