Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Documentary Heritage Communities Program Extended

On Tuesday at an event in Ottawa Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, shared the news that the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), which is dedicated to provides funding support to Canada’s local archival and library communities, is now extended beyond 2019. Eligible organizations will continue to share $ 1.5 million annually.

Although genealogical organizations have had limited success in obtaining funding from DHCP many organizations receiving funding have been able to enhance their local history programs of genealogical interest.

The event was a one-day session The Past Becomes the Future: Strengthening Communities Through Documentary Heritage in which representatives of some of the successful projects presented their achievements and remaining challenges, LAC reviewers of projects explained what they look for in proposals, and representatives of other federal funding programs explained them.

Material from those presentations should become available online in the near future, likely from www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/dhcp-portal.aspx

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