On November 19, 2009, the Edmonton Heritage Council held its founding meeting in the Empire Ballroom of the Hotel Macdonald. Ten years later, we find ourselves in a moment familiar to all in the heritage sector: the intersection of past and future.
Dr. Judy Iseke’s new film and website comprise a “cultural ecosystem” designed to build “resources to inform educators interested in reconciliation and language revitalization”
Good news! We have solidified a date for the final workshop in our fall Capacity-Building series. Join fellow heritage practitioners for an in-depth session focussed on succession planning, led by our very own Soni Dasmohapatra. For more information and for complimentary tickets, click here.
In October 2018, Edmonton City Council unanimously approved a new ten-year plan for transforming arts and heritage in Edmonton.
Marlena (she/her) is a visual artist who has made Edmonton her home since 1974. She was born and raised in southern Alberta on her family farm near Rockyford. She worked at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for 28 years, and her artworks are inspired by her research into archival records. Marlena continues to work and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In the fall of 2019, the Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) offered a complimentary series of workshops with a focus on organizational capacity building for the heritage sector. These workshops were designed to assist organizations and heritage practitioners with the development of grant applications. The topics of the 2019 fall workshops were: Financial Capacity/Planning Organizational Sustainability… Read more »