Endangered Places List Nominations FAQs

Why does the National Trust create the annual Endangered Places List?
By creating the annual Endangered Places List, we bring national attention to endangered places and a welcome shot in the arm to groups fighting to save them.

Why should I nominate a site for inclusion in the Endangered Places List?
The media attention that results from inclusion in the List has proven to help save endangered places.

How can I nominate a site for inclusion in the Endangered Places List?
It’s easy! Fill out the online nomination form here.

How are endangered places selected for inclusion in the List?
Nominations are reviewed by National Trust staff and chosen in consultation with subject matter experts across the country. There is limited space on the list, and not all nominated places can be included.

How long will listed sites remain on the Endangered Places List?
Sites will remain on the list until their endangered status is resolved.

What sort of places are eligible to be included in the Endangered Places List?
The types of historic places we have in Canada and the types of threats they face vary. We want the Endangered Places List to represent this broad range. Endangered places don’t have to be designated heritage sites, nor do they have to have been built before a certain year. We are looking for places that tell a story: places that mean a lot to communities.

Does the endangered place I am nominating have to be a designated heritage property?
No.

I don’t own any pictures of the site I’m nominating and therefore can’t provide one along with my completed nomination form. What happens to my nomination then?
While it’s helpful you provide us with an original, high resolution image of the site you’re nominating, we will still consider those that arrive without images.

What is the National Trust and what does it do?
The National Trust for Canada is a registered national charity that works to sustain places that bring heritage to life, because we know they sustain us.

We deliver game-changing support to people who care about special places, and engage as many Canadians as possible to secure the future of places that matter.

We organize Canada’s largest heritage gathering, bring hundreds of people together each year through training and coaching and facilitate jobs in heritage for young Canadians through Young Canada Works. We also offer our members a treasure of historic destinations to visit and discover and inspiring stories of historic places and the people who care for them through our magazine Locale.

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