A Year of Learning

Engaging Indigenous Partners in Cultural Heritage Management

Parks Canada is seeking to tell broader and more inclusive stories that represent the diversity and complexity of Canadian history….

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Getting to Zero: Energy Retrofits, Mitigation, and LCA at Heritage Places

The race to net zero is heating up and heritage buildings are being pressed to prove their worth. This in-depth…

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Getting to Yes! Building our Heritage Through Accessibility

How do ‘Accessibility’ and ‘Heritage’ work together? What opportunities exist for making our heritage buildings more welcoming and inclusive of…

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Resilient and Sustainable Historic Sites

‘Resetting’ historic sites requires breaking out of traditional models and adapting to ever-changing contexts. Whether through their innovative programming, communications…

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Discover the McAdam Railway Station – McAdam, New Brunswick

Enjoy this tour of a beautifully restored railway station from the time when riding the rail was the only way…

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Heritage Education Reset

With heritage linked increasingly to achieving goals of environmental, social, economic, and cultural sustainability, what is missing in teaching still…

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Historic Sites Post-COVID Regenerating Tourism and Attracting New Audiences

As the tourism sector “hits the reset button” in the aftermath of COVID 19, what are the implications for Cultural…

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Tour at Battle Harbour with Executive Director, Peter Bull

Historic Places Days kicked off launch weekend with a virtual tour of Battle Harbour Historic district on the gorgeous east…

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Discover Métis Crossing and meet Knowledge Holder Lilyrose

Learn firsthand about Métis culture and traditions at Métis Crossing, the first major Métis cultural destination in Alberta that is…

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Heritage Adaptation Under Pressure

As the climate crisis intensifies and community values shift, heritage places are being asked to be more flexible, accommodating, and…

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Digital Storytelling: Unfolding the Narrative

Digital Storytelling makes use of new and existing technology to enhance the story or narrative of a space. For heritage…

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Heritage Conservation and Real Estate Economics: Unpacking Factors Affecting Heritage Property Investment

The decision by property owners to retain and reuse, or to demolish heritage buildings, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. This…

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Organizing to Identify and Protect LGBTQ+ Heritage Places: Strategies and Lessons from New York City

Launched in 2015 and building on 25 years of previous research, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project’s goal is to…

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Maamiikwendan: How to Create Space for Indigenous Narratives and Commemoration

This session looks at several initiatives designed to highlight Indigenous commemoration practices. It considers the need for Indigenous spaces of…

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How Heritage Organizations Can Gain a Competitive Edge in Sponsorship

There is a big difference between corporate sponsor solicitation and donor solicitation. And, when you are new to fundraising, it…

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Regenerating Places of Faith

Places of faith have traditionally anchored and shaped our communities. Yet many congregations today are facing declining attendance and insufficient…

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What You Need to Know Now about Raising Funds for Your Historic Place

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of maintaining a strong donor base and that could be the key to financial…

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Heritage Served Up Virtually: Navigating the New World of Online Events and Programming

Are you exploring moving events or programming online? Is this the right fit for your historic site? As physical distancing…

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Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers for your Historic Place

In the heritage sector we rely on volunteers to be our advocates, story tellers, champions and fundraisers. In this webinar…

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Pricing for Profit and Purpose

Do you find it difficult to know how much to charge for admission to your historic site, for guided tours,…

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Are You Getting Ready to Raise Funds for a Heritage Capital Project?

Drawing on experiences of successful capital campaigns for heritage projects across the country, this webinar will guide you through developing…

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Social Media for Historic Places: How to Attract and Engage with Your Audience

Social Media Communications have become very important since the start of the pandemic, and many organizations have had to amplify…

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Canadian Heritage Funding Opportunities

Join Canadian Heritage colleagues for this opportunity to learn about two Canadian Heritage programs that support the heritage sector. This…

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Insurance Issues at Heritage Sites

The current COVID-19 crisis is presenting multiple challenges to historic sites that cannot currently provide their usual in-person activities and…

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Practical Approaches to Historic Home Rehabilitation

Rehabilitating historic buildings doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated. Focusing on historic homes, this webinar will present practical approaches…

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Climate Change in Heritage Places

This webinar will explore the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events affecting Canadian heritage places and will gain…

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Identifying Three Low-Cost Activities to Attract New Visitors to Your Historic Site

Do you rely on selling tickets, or memberships, or even ice-cream to cover the costs of running your historic place…

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Digital Platforms for Heritage Places

With much of Canada still in lockdown, now’s the time to amplify your heritage place’s online profile through digital access…

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Indigenous Naming in Edmonton and Rethinking Territorial Acknowledgements

The delivery of territorial acknowledgements and the reclamation of Indigenous places names have been central elements in Reconciliation efforts in…

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Techniques for Breaking Through the Clutter and Creating a Memorable Brand

What makes a great brand so great? And why do great ones sometimes fail? Learn tips and techniques for building…

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Six Steps to Telling Your Heritage Story

Heritage places are filled with great stories to tell. In this webinar learn how to share and get your message…

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