The Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, and the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, today announced the results of the first funding cycle of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). This new Library and Archives Canada (LAC) program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 65 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.
The DHCP was created in 2015 to provide financial assistance for activities that augment the visibility of and access to materials held by Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions. It also aims to increase the capacity of local institutions to sustainably preserve the country’s documentary heritage. The DHCP will provide $7.5 million in contributions over the next five years to eligible applicants across Canada for a variety of projects that will also allow citizens to access and engage with their nation’s history like never before.
Through the DHCP and its other activities, LAC is supporting the development of local library and archival communities, and contributing to stability and sustainability of Canada’s documentary heritage.
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