By Kevin Parker, Young Canada Works Co-Ordinator Did you know that last year the National Trust for Canada funded positions for 70 summer students and 14 internships across Canada? As the administrator of the Young Canada Works program here at the National Trust, I was lucky enough to visit some of these organizations and see … More Helping Students Find Jobs in Heritage
By Alison Faulkner, director of new initiatives Fundraising. Wouldn’t it just be easier if we didn’t have to raise funds? Could you imagine a world where the charitable sector could simply dream up a project and carry it out without having to rely on funds to make it happen? Would the world be a better … More What is fundraising and why is it so darn hard?
Parmi vous, nombreux ont probablement déjà eu l’occasion d’assister à une des conférences offertes par la Fiducie Nationale. Pour ma part, celle de 2016 fut ma grande première. Non que les sujets et thématiques des éditions précédentes ne m’est interpelée, mais le budget étudiant et le lieu de l’événement ont bien souvent été des contraintes … More Le patrimoine prend son élan à Hamilton!
Applying the lens of Truth and Reconciliation to all the work of heritage and regeneration By Tom Urbaniak Tom Urbaniak recently completed his term as chair, board of governors, of the National Trust for Canada. A successful conference feels like a culmination, a conclusion, a high point for so much effort and energy. Actually, it … More Hamilton Conference Inaugurates a New Chapter
Since the 1980’s I’ve been travelling into and hanging out on every “Main Street” I come across from one side of this vast land to the other. Then, I worked for the National Trust’s (then Heritage Canada Foundation) Main Street Canada initiative that was being implemented in over 100 towns and cities. That experience altered … More Why Main Streets are Important
When I tell people my job at the National Trust is all about promoting and supporting the regeneration of historic sites, I get some puzzled looks. For us heritage types who use the Standards and Guidelines, we can understand that regeneration includes all the activities under the conservation umbrella. But for most people, the light … More Are Historic Sites Still Relevant?
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By Alison Faulknor Behind every great heritage place is a passionate group of people united by a shared conviction that their place matters. One of the great joys of helping to organize This Place Matters, the National Trust’s new crowdfunding platform, is the opportunity to get to know these people and their projects. Since the … More What 52 Projects Taught Me About Crowdfunding
His name was Walter Perry. They nicknamed him “Mr. Emancipation.” Born in Windsor in 1899, this great-grandson of slaves drew thousands of spectators to his hometown of Windsor, Ontario, from both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. Frustrated with the brawling that the festivities had become known for, Perry reorganized it in 1935. “I called together a group of forward-thinking Americans and Canadians, and we had the nucleus of the celebrations as we know them today. Some would refer to it as “the Greatest Freedom Show on Earth.” There would be parades; midway rides; children in papier-mâché masks and convertibles full of waving, young girls — each vying for the title of Miss Sepia in the weekend’s beauty contest. The event even attracted the talents of Motown, with performances by The Supremes and Steveland Morris — better known as Stevie Wonder. … More The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth
The old saying “membership has its privileges” is quite true, especially if you are a member of the National Trust for Canada. For as low as $40 a year, a membership with the National Trust provides free admission or discounts at historic sites in Canada and at hundreds of National Trust Properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland, Jersey, Australia and … More Membership Has Its Privileges