The last year has brought significant change to the Edmonton Heritage Council. Our staff has grown, we’ve launched new initiatives, and we’ve put extra focus on getting out into the public. All of this has been an effort to build relationships, animate conversations, and spark action towards achieving our vision of a city where people are connected to Edmonton’s story and heritage as an integral part of community life.
As part of this, we felt a website redesign was in order. The old edmontonheritage.ca was a great site for a new organization, full to the brim with information on what EHC was up to, how we came to be, and what we were working towards.
Now, five years later, much of our early planning has been brought to fruition. Many key initiatives have been launched or re-launched. The Edmonton City as Museum Project is sharing the city’s lesser-known stories, the Edmonton Heritage Network is connecting the city’s heritage community, and Edmonton Maps Heritage is exploring Edmonton’s diverse cultural heritage through its landmarks and sites of significance. Edmontonians are working together to form a more dynamic and cohesive picture of our heritage.
The new edmontonheritage.ca was designed to simplify public access to opportunities and information about what’s happening in local heritage. Looking for contract opportunities or to boost your organization or project through grants? It’s all laid out on our Opportunities page. Want to know more about our programming? Visit the Initiatives page. Want to get to know our staff and board before visiting us with your ideas? You can find us on the About page.
More importantly, starting today, you’ll also find us on the EHC blog. EHC is not only participating in the city’s heritage discourse, but we now have greater opportunities to reflect on what we are learning. The EHC blog is a space where EHC staff, board members, and our collaborators can provide thoughts on Edmonton’s heritage and related issues and activity. You can expect to see everything from casual updates about the EHC to things we’ve learned, mistakes we’ve made, or our thoughts on the city’s pressing social issues.
It will be an opportunity for the public to get to know us better, so feel free to comment or connect with us. We’re always looking for a great conversation.