On-Site with Young Canada Works

By Kevin Parker, Young Canada Works Coordinator for the National Trust for Canada For over 15 years, the National Trust for Canada, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, has administered financial contributions under the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. This past year, the National Trust funded 16 internships and 100 summer student positions. … More On-Site with Young Canada Works

Why Faith Groups and Arts Groups Should Cohabitate

By Guest Blogger Kendra Fry, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and Faith and the Common Good Playwright Marcus Youssef upon accepting this year’s Siminovitch Prize for playwriting gave a speech that clarified my interest in the intersection of faith communities with the broader community. Youssef wrote about his interest in points … More Why Faith Groups and Arts Groups Should Cohabitate

THIS PLACE MATTERS Alum Update: Friends of the Kentville Library

As Director of New Initiatives for the National Trust for Canada, Alison Faulknor is leading the organization through a transformation in how it approaches fund development. In everything from philanthropy programs, to social enterprise, corporate sponsorship and foundation and government grants, she is marshaling the resources of the organization for maximum impact. Alison draws on … More THIS PLACE MATTERS Alum Update: Friends of the Kentville Library

Main Street Boost Diaries: Virden, MB

Jim Mountain, Director, Regeneration Projects for the National Trust recounts his latest Main Street Boost initiative, this time in Virden, MB. Main Street Boost is an energizing event designed to spark the downtown revitalization process in a community.  When the National Trust comes to town for a Main Street Boost, expect the unexpected. Prior to visiting … More Main Street Boost Diaries: Virden, MB

Canada 150 Staff Picks: Places that matter to National Trust staff

By National Trust for Canada Staff With Canada Day and the 150th anniversary of Confederation around the corner, the National Trust for Canada staff reflect on places that say “Canada” and matter to them – from childhood reminiscing to newfound appreciations we feel as adults today. Staff Pick #1: Emily Boulet, Development Officer Market Square … More Canada 150 Staff Picks: Places that matter to National Trust staff

A Cape Breton downtown takes critical steps toward revitalization

By Jim Mountain (Director, Regeneration Projects, National Trust for Canada) and Robert Pajot (Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust for Canada) As we sit here in the airport in Halifax after a week-long visit to Sydney, Cape Breton, we consider ourselves so fortunate to have met so many warm welcoming and enthusiastic people.  This trip launched … More A Cape Breton downtown takes critical steps toward revitalization

Barn – A Chapter from “A Number of Things: Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects”

In this series, we’ve asked a handful of notable Canadians to tell us about a place that matters to them. Our guest bloggers are great Canadians you likely know and admire, but may not have associated with heritage. Our goal is to spark conversations about why heritage matters, and broaden the circle of supporters and … More Barn – A Chapter from “A Number of Things: Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects”

Are you ready for crowdfunding? Four past THIS PLACE MATTERS participants offer their advice

By Alison Faulknor, New Initiatives Director, National Trust for Canada Here at the National Trust we have a special vantage point with our THIS PLACE MATTERS crowdfunding competition. We have the great privilege of watching and helping hard-working and passionate community organizations pull out the stops to win and raise money for their much beloved … More Are you ready for crowdfunding? Four past THIS PLACE MATTERS participants offer their advice