Canada Historic Places Day 2018: A Summer Student’s Perspective

By Molly Pendergast, Special Projects Assistant (Summer Student) for the National Trust for Canada and journalism student at Carleton University Before I begin this blog post, I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Molly Pendergast. If you participated in Historic Places Day this year, it’s very likely that we’ve already chatted over email … More Canada Historic Places Day 2018: A Summer Student’s Perspective

Where to go on Historic Places Day? National Trust Board and Staff Picks

Historic places and heritage attractions tell us the story of Canada in a way history books can’t – offering authentic experiences and a personal connection with places that matter. Canada Historic Places Day shines a spotlight on sites of all types and sizes that are ready and willing to share their story with visitors. On … More Where to go on Historic Places Day? National Trust Board and Staff Picks

Faith buildings working to enhance the visual arts: Philadelphia (part two)

By Guest Blogger Kendra Fry, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and Faith and the Common Good Today I’m continuing my exploration of Faith/Arts Cohabitation with a quick tour of two great spaces in Philadelphia. In October 2017, I was there working with ArtsBuild Ontario, Faith & the Common Good and the … More Faith buildings working to enhance the visual arts: Philadelphia (part two)

Faith communities provide arts groups with much needed space

By Guest Blogger Kendra Fry, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and Faith and the Common Good On an unseasonably warm (22 degrees!) November evening, myself and my partners from ArtsBuild Ontario and Toronto Arts Council set out on a walk across Philadelphia to Christ Church Neighbourhood House. This was the first … More Faith communities provide arts groups with much needed space

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