National Roundtable on Heritage Education

Founded in 2004, the NRHE  has a mandate to:

  • understand the current state of heritage education in Canada, including, public education, training, and academic programs;
  • strengthen the heritage education field by identifying demand, gaps, needs, and proposing sectoral or collective objectives;
  • advance the field of heritage education through fostering collaboration between institutions and other bodies.

Each fall, the Roundtable holds a general meeting – timed to coincide with the National Trust’s annual l conference – to discuss topics of importance and to set priorities for the upcoming year. The Roundtable’s Steering Committee holds bi-monthly teleconferences to further the Roundtable’s work throughout the year. Key areas interest for the Roundtable have included: (1) educational and training programs; (2) ethics and professional competencies; (3) research and publishing.​

NRHE – Annual Meeting Notes 2007 – 2019

DRAFT – NRHE Strategic Plan 2020

DRAFT – NRHE Strategic Plan Matrix 2021-2025



Athabasca University – Heritage Resources Management Program (Graduate Diploma) and University Certificate University of Calgary -EVDS -Certificate in Built and Landscape Heritage
University of Victoria – Cultural Resource Management Program Yukon College – Heritage and Culture Program 



Algonquin College – Heritage Institute (Perth Campus) Bachelor of Applied Science (Building Conservation)(Honours) Carleton University – Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering Program
Carleton University – Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism – Diploma in Architecture Conservation Carleton University – Heritage Conservation Program, Indigenous and Canadian Studies
Centennial College – Museum and Cultural Management Conestoga College – Architecture Project and Facility Management Program
Toronto Metropolitan University – Chang School of Continuing Education – Architectural Preservation University of Waterloo – Heritage Resources Centre
Willowbank School for Restoration Arts



Université de Montréal – School of Architecture, Conservation of the Built Environment  Université Laval – School of Architecture – M.Arch specialization in Built Heritage and Historic Preservation
Université du Québec à Montréal – Department of Urban Studies and Tourism, School of Management  Université du Québec à Montréal – School of Design – Diploma in Modern Architecture and Heritage



Holland College – Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Program Memorial University – Dept of Folklore – Intangible Cultural Heritage
Nova Scotia Community College – Heritage Carpentry- Suspended


Human Resource Issues in the Preservation of Heritage Buildings (Heritage Canada Foundation, 2003)

Human Resources in Canada’s Built Heritage Sector: Mapping the Work Force and Setting Strategic Priorities (Cultural Human Resources Council, 2004)

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