May 23, 2022

Library and Archives Canada: 12 Projects for Preservation of Documentary Heritage Funded in British Columbia

From LAC:

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 52 projects (including 47 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada.

The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2019–2020 were announced today at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Twelve projects submitted by organizations from British Columbia will receive funding. They include:

  • At Risk: Preserving Our Most Vulnerable Fonds (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre), Burnaby$14,999;
  • Home Run at Powell Street (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre), Burnaby$47,906;
  • Lakes District Museum Digitization Project (Lakes District Museum Society), Burns Lake$24,977;
  • Indigenous and Community Capacity Building: Archives Regional Training and Development Clinic in North-West Coastal British Columbia (Archives Association of British Columbia), Port Coquitlam$9,102;
  • Indigenous and Community Capacity Building: Archives Regional Training and Development Clinics (Archives Association of British Columbia), Port Coquitlam$21,194;
  • Digital Preservation of Archive Collection (The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society), Revelstoke$21,692;
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Revelstoke Division Accident Reports Digitization Project (Revelstoke Museum & Archives Association), Revelstoke$14,490;
  • Map Preservation/Digitization (Rossland Historical Museum Association), Rossland$15,249;
  • Ready To Be Written: Western Front’s Digital Preservation and Migration Project (Western Front), Vancouver$24,998;
  • BC Soccer Archives Digitization and Access Project (British Columbia Soccer Association), Vancouver$24,075;
  • The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre’s Increasing Access to Holocaust Symposia and Events Project (Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre), Vancouver$8,102;
  • Canadian Jewish Congress – Pacific Region Fonds – Processing (Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia), Vancouver$16,180.

View the list of all recipients for 2019–2020.

Quick facts

  • The 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. At the end of the selection process, the DHCP will provide contributions for eligible applicants across Canada for a variety of projects that will allow citizens to access and engage with their nation’s history like never before.
  • Incorporated and unincorporated non-profit organizations such as archives, privately funded libraries, historical societies, genealogical organizations and societies, professional library and archival associations, and museums with an archival component are eligible to apply for funding under the DHCP.
  • Applications received by LAC are reviewed by an external advisory committee.
  • Including the amounts allocated this year, LAC’s support for documentary heritage communities has totalled $7.5 million since the DHCP was launched in 2015.
  • The next funding cycle will be launched in fall 2019.
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