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

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