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
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
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
By Natalie Bull, executive director, the National Trust for Canada It’s that time of year: I’m making my list, checking it twice, sorting through who’s been naughty or nice. At the top of my “nice” list this year is MP Peter Van Loan, who tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons earlier … More A great gift for places that matter
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 Faulknor, 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?