Staff Picks: 9 Historic Places That Say “Winter Holidays”

Every historic place has a story to tell. Besides telling Canada’s collective story, some historic places serve as settings where our individual stories are written; they are part of creating memories and traditions. Many of us feel especially nostalgic during the winter holidays. This year, National Trust staff are embracing this nostalgia by sharing historic … More Staff Picks: 9 Historic Places That Say “Winter Holidays”

Coups de cœur du personnel : 9 lieux historiques synonymes de « vacances d’hiver »

Tous les lieux historiques ont un récit à raconter. Ensemble, ils racontent le récit collectif du Canada. En plus, certains servent de décor où se créent nos récits personnels; ils font partie de nos souvenirs et de nos traditions. Nous sommes nombreux à ressentir une grande nostalgie pendant la période des fêtes. Cette année, le … More Coups de cœur du personnel : 9 lieux historiques synonymes de « vacances d’hiver »

5 Places of Faith Revitalized for Today and Tomorrow

By Robert Pajot, Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust for Canada The challenges facing historic places of faith are daunting, yet across the country congregations and communities are finding creative new uses and partnerships to revitalize these important landmarks. Solutions are being found that work in specific contexts, whether a busy downtown street corner, a suburban … More 5 Places of Faith Revitalized for Today and Tomorrow

On-Site with Young Canada Works: Nova Scotia, 2018

By Kevin Parker, Young Canada Works Manager, 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 program. This past year, we funded 16 internships and over 100 summer student positions. This program is designed … More On-Site with Young Canada Works: Nova Scotia, 2018

Rural – here and abroad: My one-month experience in a small Italian village

By Sampoorna Bhattacharya, Summer Student (2018) for the National Trust for Canada In January 2018, I was given the opportunity to do my practicum placement with the National Trust for Canada. My task was to research the trends and cycles affecting rural Canada and make the connection to heritage, a task that I have since … More Rural – here and abroad: My one-month experience in a small Italian village

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