Posts By: Molly

Mentor Spotlight – Shawn Tse

Shawn Tse (he/him) is an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton based artist, filmmaker, and educator passionate about social change through arts and media. Shawn works closely with Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, Edmonton Chinese Television Society, and more. A second-generation Chinese Canadian, Shawn believes that minority cultures are underrepresented in Canadian arts and heritage industries and… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – David Ridley

David Ridley (he/him) is the Executive Director for the Edmonton Heritage Council and has been so since inauguration 10 years ago. He has over 25 years of experience in heritage and culture, in that time serving as Curatorial Researcher, Director of Research, and Curator and Program Manager. Being a part of the founding team of… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders (she/her) is the President, RPP (Registered Professional Planner with Alberta Professional Planners Institute) for POPULUS Community Planning Inc. She worked for the municipal government for 12 years before starting her own company and landing her “dream job.”  To Beth, the heritage sector is the people and organizations who tell our stories. Her role… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Elliott Young

Elliott Young (he/him) is an Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor with NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked with many diverse groups of Indigenous communities throughout his career, within different sectors and fields such as government, not-for-profits, and post-secondary institutions. Within each role, Elliott applies the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” to ensure… Read more »

Edmonton Heritage Council Capacity-Building Workshops Series!

In the fall of 2019, the Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) will be offering a complimentary series of workshops that focus on organizational capacity building for the heritage sector. These workshops will assist organizations and heritage practitioners with the development of grant applications. The topics of the 2019 fall workshops are: Financial Capacity/Planning Organizational Sustainability Succession… Read more »

Call for Protégés

The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is pleased to share the launch of a Pilot Heritage Sector Mentorship Project. In partnership with interVivos and alignment with the Connections and Exchanges (C&E) Plan to rejuvenate the Edmonton heritage sector, the EHC is running a pilot mentorship program. The program will have six mentors and six protégés. The… Read more »

Meet the Summer 2019 HCIP Recipients!

The Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city. The Project Accelerator… Read more »

A Conversation with Freda Ballantyne, an Edmonton-based Indigenous writer

The Edmonton Heritage Council’s Communications Coordinator, Molly Staley, had a conversation with Freda Ballantyne, an Edmonton-based Indigenous writer, to discuss National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous Heritage in Edmonton. The Edmonton Heritage Council acknowledges that we are located at ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), on Treaty 6 territory and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, whose presence… Read more »

National Indigenous Peoples Day Events

  June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis! All over Canada special events and activities will take place including the Edmonton region.  For more information on the various events taking place, click here. Edmonton & Area Events Host: Government… Read more »