Connecting people with the stories of their city.

  • Registration Open for Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton Symposium

    Registration is now open for the one-time symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton and the pre-symposium workshop Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles On Your Path to Reconciliation.

    Both the symposium running from March 3-4 and a pre-symposium workshop taking place on March 2 are now open for registration.

    A diverse set of programming will help individuals and organizations from within and outside the heritage sector to find new ways forward with a focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action pertaining to Museums and Archives and the Heritage sector.

    Consider, examine, and revisit current ways of thinking and working in the Heritage sector through presentations based on newly acquired knowledge, teachings, and lessons around the topic of Heritage, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Cultural Resurgence. This symposium will cultivate a space for personal and professional breakthroughs around reconciliation, addressing gaps in representations of Indigenous heritage in our organizations and community-based work.

    Read more here and register for both the symposium and the pre-symposium workshop.


  • Three Historians Laureate Share Comments and Insights

    The nomination deadline for Edmonton’s next Historian Laureate has just been extended to January 31!

    Have a look at EHC’s latest blog post, featuring insights from Historians Laureate Marlena Wyman, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, and Shirley Lowe for inspiration if you or someone you know might be interested in working to create awareness of Edmonton’s heritage and to act as an ambassador for the city on historical matters.

    The backgrounds of those who have held the post in the past represent a great diversity of experience, and some of them didn’t see themselves as obvious candidate for the position before rising to the occasion.

    Read the complete blog post. The Historian Laureate program is administered jointly by the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Historical Board, and Edmonton Heritage Council.

    The next Historian Laureate will receive an annual honorarium provided by the Edmonton Historical Board, for the length of the two-year term.

  • What Else Is New(s)?

    Call for Casino Volunteers

    What: AGLC casino fundraiser benefiting Edmonton Heritage Council
    Who:  You! (if you are 18 years of age or older)
    When: May 12-13 and May 13-14, 2020
    Where: Century Casino (13103 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton)
    Why: To raise essential funds for EHC and give community members a chance to contribute in a fun and exciting way.

    No prior experience is required for count room workers, cashiers, chip runners, and bankers; training will be provided.

    Complete posting viewable on the EHC site or in PDF format. Email Mary Schuurman to indicate your interest and availability.

    Heritage Community Investment Program Survey

    The Edmonton Heritage Council is looking for community feedback on the administration of Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) grants, with the aim of increased efficiency. By completing this survey, anyone who has engaged with or would like to engage with any HCIP grant stream can have their feedback taken into account before the potential implementation of such changes as increasing available funds in each cohort of individual streams through a reduction in the number of intakes.

    March 6 and June 5 are the deadlines for the first two intakes of both the Project Accelerator and Travel streams. Following public consultation including this stakeholder survey, we will release further deadlines in the coming months.

    Contribute to ECAMP: 2020 Call for Story Contributors

    The EHC initiative Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) has announced that its 2020 Call for Story Contributors will be opening on February 1.

    Anyone with a passion for Edmonton’s history or cultural heritage who enjoys writing, researching, or storytelling is invited to pitch story ideas before the first intake deadline of March 31.

    Read the complete post or download a PDF version and feel free to contact Christina Hardie.

The Edmonton Heritage Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes heritage in Edmonton and the surrounding region.