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

Say hello to locale

By Natalie Bull, Executive Director, The National Trust for Canada The National Trust’s magazine got a fresh new look in time for a milestone year, and a new name – locale – signaling our love of local places that matter. Does the appellation locale surprise you? We think it helps hitch our wagon to the … More Say hello to locale

A Culture of Inertia

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. You’ll surely be pleasantly surprised! Our third blog post in the series is written by Dr. Susan … More A Culture of Inertia

Heritage fundraisers can play the sponsorship game too!

By Nhanci Wright, Fundraising Advisor for the National Trust for Canada Last week, I had the opportunity to discuss new approaches to raising funds with non-profit staff and heritage advocates in Regina, Saskatchewan. I told the group that heritage fundraisers can play the sponsorship game with the best of them. Granted, we face a few … More Heritage fundraisers can play the sponsorship game too!

24 hours in Montebello

By Julie Normandeau, Manager of Sites and Partnerships Fairmont le Chateau Montebello will always have a special connection to the National Trust, the hotel is on the same property as Papineau Chapel, a property we have operated since the 1970s. Now, Chateau Montebello will have another special connection with me; it will be remembered as … More 24 hours in Montebello

Making History Accessible for Today and the Future

By Rick Hansen Almost 30 years ago today, I was wheeling through the Prairies on the last leg of my Man In Motion World Tour. Despite the grips of -30 degrees stretch of weather, I was received with warmth and enthusiasm throughout the province of Manitoba. The ‘80s marked the beginning of Canada’s discussion of … More Making History Accessible for Today and the Future

Black History is Canadian History

Nikki Clarke is President of the Ontario Black History Society Black History is Canadian History. Black History is International History. The contributions and achievements of black people can be seen in arts and culture, inventions, architecture, policy making, sports, and the list goes on. Since becoming the newly elected president November 9, 2015, it has been a very … More Black History is Canadian History

Celebrating 150 with Some Well-Known Friends

By Natalie Bull, executive director, National Trust for Canada Happy 150th birthday year, Confederation! Now that 2017 is here, Canada’s Sesquicentennial celebrations are getting underway all over the country. Earlier this week, the Toronto Star published an eclectic list of 150 ways to celebrate Canada 150, including Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake –  the National Film Board’s cross-country screening … More Celebrating 150 with Some Well-Known Friends