May 26, 2022

Library and Archives Canada Announces Financial Assistance of $1.5 Million/CDN to Support the Preservation of Documentary Heritage

Note: $1.5 million/Canadian converts to approx. $1.11 million/U.S. (June 2, 2017)

From Library and Archives Canada:

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 48 projects (including 38 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. The recipients of this third cycle of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) were announced today in Montréal, at the annual meeting of the Association des archivistes du Québec. Eight projects submitted by organizations located in Ontario will be funded under the program.

2017-06-02_13-59-21The DHCP was created in 2015 to provide financial assistance for activities that enhance the visibility of, and access to, materials held by Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions. The program also aims to increase the capacity of local institutions to sustainably preserve, promote and showcase the country’s documentary heritage.

About the DHCP

  • Organizations such as archives, privately funded libraries, historical societies, genealogical organizations and societies, museums with an archival component, and relevant professional associations are eligible to apply for funding under the DHCP.
  • Applications received by LAC are reviewed by an external advisory committee.
  • Since the implementation of the DHCP in 2015, LAC has invested $4.5 million to support documentary heritage communities.
  • The next funding cycle will be launched in fall 2017.

Direct to List of All Funded Projects

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