Posts Categorized: Organizational Development

Capacity-Building Workshop Final Session Scheduled

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.

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 »

A Guest Post from Edmonton’s Historian Laureate: “Virginia Woolf and Original Order: Do Not Be Afraid”

In honour of International Archives Day on June 9th, I am writing my first in a series of what will hopefully be helpful advice about your family archives. I am going to be throwing some archival terms around. Do not be afraid (of Virginia Woolf). She will be helping me. This is a cautionary tale… Read more »

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, May 2017

On Tuesday, May 30th, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s latest recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s first quarter cycle. Thank you to all of the applicants and hard working community organizations for their creative efforts to connect Edmontonians with the stories of their city. Here are the summaries of 20 new… Read more »

What’s Your Story? Welcoming Applications for the Heritage Community Investment Program

This February’s relaunch of the Heritage Community Investment Program marks another step towards building a funding program that encourages creative storytelling and welcome a greater diversity of Edmontonians to participate.  The Heritage Community Investment Program has been under review for almost a year. Last April, EHC gathered to collectively reflect on the program’s strengths, weaknesses,… Read more »

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An Open and Inclusive Grants Program

Earlier this year, the Edmonton Heritage Council set out to complete a full review of our Heritage Community Investment Program. We wanted to make sure that the grants were responsive to the needs of the organizations that we support and our city. We also wanted to make sure that the community had an opportunity to… Read more »

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Heritage Horticulture: Cultivating Participation with the Edmonton Heritage Council

Participation and engagement are terms at the forefront of any heritage and non-profit organization. With these sectors facing a steady barrage of new technology—new ways to participate!—and a constant flow of coinciding research— how to truly engage!—it’s important for us to consider what these terms mean for the Edmonton Heritage Council and their role in our organizational orchestra… Read more »

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Looking Back & Looking Forward

The Edmonton Heritage Council has been administering the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) on behalf of Edmonton City Council for the past four years, as recommended in The Art of Living: A Plan for Securing the Future of Arts & Heritage in the City of Edmonton: 2008-2018. During this time over 1.2 million dollars has been… Read more »

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The Future City Museum

The idea of an Edmonton museum has been with us for decades, a project handed from generation to generation.  It’s in our hands now (“our” meaning the collective “we” of Edmonton, but yes, the Heritage Council is providing leadership).  It’s a critical year for the initiative. If you’ve been following, you’ll know that the idea… Read more »

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