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 »

On the State of Museums in Edmonton

Museums and cultural institutions are the silent engines of our city. They are the places that drive creativity, and connection. They are vital to our local cultural economy, and to our attractiveness as a city. Above all, they are the places where we find a common understanding about our city and our identity The EHC… Read more »

Meet the first HCIP recipients of 2019!

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 Grant… Read more »

Investing in our Heritage: The Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library

On a particularly cold January day, I’m greeted with two smiles and a hot cup of tea. As I settle into conversation with Lai Chu Kong and Wai Ling Lennon, two members of the Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library, their sense of pride in the library, and its responsibility for preserving the cultural heritage of Chinese… Read more »

Alberta Votes: The Heritage Agenda

UPDATE! The responses are in. Of the four parties that received our Provincial Election Survey on Heritage, only the Alberta NDP and the United Conservative Party responded. The Alberta Liberals and the Alberta Party did not respond by the deadline. We’ve linked their responses below: Alberta NDP United Conservative Party While we were happy to… Read more »

Introducing Soni Dasmohapatra! Your new EHC Grants Coordinator

I started at the Edmonton Heritage Council last week as the Grants Coordinator. I am excited to be contributing to an organization that is instrumental in documenting narratives of the past, present and the future state of Edmonton. I have had the opportunity to build my career in many different sectors including non-profit, provincial and… Read more »

Our reflections on 2018 and the future of Edmonton’s heritage

Dear friends, As we close out another year and enjoy a well-earned holiday break, we take stock of the year that was. Over the last twelve months the Edmonton Heritage Council has worked on our mandate to lead in advancing the City of Edmonton’s cultural plan The Art of Living: A Plan for Securing the… Read more »

Meet The Latest 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 Grant… Read more »