Year of Action 2019

Do you think Federal Budget 2019 should include historic places? 

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

On December 10th, the Government released its detailed response to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s 10th Report Preserving Canada’s Heritage: The Foundation for Tomorrow.

Thanks to your efforts, a parliamentary petition sponsored by Liberal MP John Aldag calling for funding for historic places in Budget 2019 garnered 4,276 online signatures – and more signatures on paper versions of the petition are still being tallied.

Read the Press Release

What Can You Do?

  • 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. Next call: Federal Election 2019 Strategy Session: a post-mortem on Federal Budget 2019 and election strategy development on Tuesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. EDT. (Toll free: 1-888-289-4573, participant’s code: 2068348).







  • 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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