Year of Action

Do you think Federal Budget 2019 should include historic places? 

Sign the Petition

We are calling upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to demonstrate federal leadership for historic places by working with the Minister of Finance to create federal financial measures in Budget 2019 that would support the efforts of Canadians including Indigenous Peoples, charities and not for profits to save and renew historic places, and to encourage private sector investment and heritage philanthropy.


Recent Developments

We are entering an exciting new phase in the Year of Action for historic places! Liberal MP John Aldag has sponsored a parliamentary petition that calls on the Minister of the Environment to ensure substantial funding for historic places in Federal Budget 2019.

Sign the Petition
Read the Press Release


Why Sign?

The goal of the Year of Action #changethegame4heritage campaign is to build momentum and secure 10,000 signatures by November 8, 2018. With 10,000 signatures, we can show exactly how serious you – people who work in the heritage sector, own historic property or care about Canada’s history – are about this country’s historic places.

Sign the Petition


What Else Can You Do?

  • Share the e-petition with your contacts
  • Collect signatures on the paper petition
  • Meet with your MP concerning #Budget2019: Prepare for a meeting with your MP by reading the National Trust and its partner organizations’ submission recommending federal funding for historic places in Budget 2019 and the toolkit for action.
  • Make noise over social media: Share your places at risk using our sample tweets in our toolkit for action.
  • Join the open bi-weekly teleconference to #changethegame4heritage: A pan-Canadian opportunity for updates and strategy development held every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT. Next call is September 18 (toll free: 1-866-999-9779, participant code: 469414) – next call is September 18




  • FEBRUARY: Federal Budget 2019





  • Liberal statement during 2015 election: “We are open to measures that use the tax system that stimulate private investments in heritage buildings.”

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