Awards

Celebrating Places That Matter


Now Open! Nominations for the 2019 National Trust Awards are now being accepted.

The deadline for 2019 nominations is April 5, 2019.

2019 Nomination Form

General Rules and Regulations


The National Trust Awards honour contributions to community, identity, and sense of place.

We’re looking for transformational projects, inspiring communities, and resilient historic places – whether they are landscapes, structures, complexes, districts, First Nations reserves and communities, towns or cities.

Our Awards are open to not-for-profits and charities, private enterprises, and governments, including municipalities and First Nations governments – anyone who is bringing historic places to life in ways that benefit people and communities. We are looking for projects and places that are getting local or regional attention, but deserve recognition on the national stage; and great historic places in remote regions that more Canadians should hear about.


The Prince of Wales Prize recognizes communities and their local governments for the successful heritage stewardship of a town, city, First Nations reserve or community, rural region, or district. Special consideration will be given to places with a long track record and demonstrated results in bringing heritage to life through a combination of political will, good policy-making and effective citizen engagement.

Learn more: Prince of Wales Prize

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards The Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards bring national attention to exemplary projects and places that contribute to quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the viability of heritage buildings and sites for traditional or new uses. The awards are presented in two categories, with the potential for up to six (6) awards in each category:

A. Transformative Projects Projects completed between 2013 and 2018 that have creatively renewed or transformed historic places or landscapes for new or traditional uses; and

B. Resilient Places Historic places or landscapes that illustrate extraordinary resilience, significance, and benefit to a community over a sustained period of time, with a successful track record of 10 years or more.

Special consideration will be given to places and projects that reflect one or more of the following principles:

  • The involvement of youth;
  • Social innovation or enterprise;
  • Environmental benefits;
  • Cultural diversity.

Learn more: Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards


2019 Key Dates

  • February 22: Call for Nominations
  • April 5: Deadline for Nominations
  • April 22: Shortlisted Nominees Invited to Submit
  • May 13: Deadline for Shortlisted Nominees to Submit
  • July 31: Winning Projects and Places Notified

For more information, contact:
Emily Boulet
Manager, Development
1-866-964-1066 ext. 230
eboulet@nationaltrustcanada.ca 

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