Documentary Heritage Communities Program Awards 2021/2022

The Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) grants for 41 projects in local archival and library communities all across Canada are announced. The range of projects funded is a tribute to diversity. Listed below, alphabetically by province and city are the projects funded.

Organization Project name Funding Province City
Métis Nation of Alberta DHCP Application


Alberta Edmonton
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Women of Change: Celebrating Japanese Canadian Leaders


British Columbia Burnaby
Adams Lake Indian Band – Title and Rights Archives ALIB Archives Inventory Project 2021–2022


British Columbia Chase
Cortes Island Museum & Archives SocietyFootnote2 Unlocking the Archives


British Columbia Mansons Landing
Upper Nicola Band Digitization and Migration of Upper Nicola Band Cultural Heritage Collection


British Columbia Merritt
Satellite Video Exchange Society 40 Years of Media Art at the Satellite Video Exchange Society


British Columbia Vancouver
Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance Filemaker Pro Migration, Cataloguing and Access Project


British Columbia Vancouver
Visible Art Society (dba grunt gallery) Transfer, Transcribe, Transcend: Toward an Accessible Online Video Collection


British Columbia Vancouver
Western FrontFootnote2 50 years of Western Front: Transfer, Access and Preservation of Performance Art Archives


British Columbia Vancouver
Okanagan Indian Band Reclaiming Syilx Language and Culture History


British Columbia Vernon
Williams Lake First Nation Williams Lake First Nation: Record, Digitize, and Share Traditional Knowledge and Language


British Columbia Williams Lake
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. Learning From Our Relatives


Manitoba Winnipeg
Société historique de Saint-Boniface Digitizing Videos: Phase 1 – Miscellaneous Collections from the Société historique de Saint-Boniface


Manitoba Winnipeg
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Architecture Foundation Archives, Phase 2


Manitoba Winnipeg
Joint Secretariat Illaiqpik – Inuvialuit Game Council Traditional Knowledge Repository


Northwest Territories Inuvik
Avon River Heritage Society Preserving and Sharing Avon River Area’s Documentary History


Nova Scotia Avondale / Newport Landing
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth Restoration of Mi’kmaq Language Scripture and Prayer Books


Nova Scotia Halifax
Kitikmeot Heritage SocietyFootnote2 Preserving the Past for Future Generations: Digitizing the Documentary Heritage of Remote Northern Communities


Nunavut Cambridge Bay
Kitikmeot Heritage Society Tagging Inuit Knowledge: Facilitating Inuit Engagement with Digital Heritage Resources


Nunavut Cambridge Bay
Canadian Slovenian Historical Society CSHS Descriptive Database Project


Ontario Etobicoke
Historic 1000 Islands Village Foundation Gananoque Archive Collection Project


Ontario Gananoque
Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation Digitizing and Preserving Historic Images of Canada: CHPF’s 20th Anniversary Photographic Retrospective of Founding Members


Ontario Mississauga
Canadian Council of ArchivesFootnote2 Archival Monetary Appraisal Forum


Ontario Ottawa
Living History Algoma Shingwauk and Beyond: Survivor and Intergenerational Memories


Ontario Sault Ste. Marie
Inuit Art FoundationFootnote2 Digitizing Inuit Artistic Heritage


Ontario Toronto
Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Mitigating Risk: Preserving Magnetic Tape at the OJA


Ontario Toronto
The Canadian Lesbian and Gay ArchivesFootnote2 The ArQuives Processing Project: Part 4


Ontario Toronto
Société d’histoire de Drummond (SHD)Footnote2 Les écrits de notre mémoire Project: Digitization of the Newspapers La Parole and The Spokesman (1926–1970)


Quebec Drummondville
Brome County Historical SocietyFootnote1 Preservation Project: Textual Records of Brome County (1790–1914)

$34 501

Quebec Knowlton
Centre d’archives régional des ÎlesFootnote1 Les Îles connectées au continent Project: Processing for the Purposes of Providing Access to and Preserving Audiovisual Archives


Quebec L’Étang-du-Nord
Musée des ondes Emile Berliner Compo, Herbert S. Berliner and The History of Canadian Music and Radio Broadcasting


Quebec Montréal
McCord Stewart MuseumFootnote2 Alexander Henderson Exposition


Quebec Montréal
Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural InstituteFootnote1 Investing in Eeyou Istchee Archival Heritage

$60 000

Quebec Oujé-Bougoumou
Monastère des Augustines: Lieu de mémoire habité Inventorying to Provide Access to an Extraordinary Heritage: The Audiovisual Heritage of Canada’s Augustinian Sisters


Quebec Québec
Société historique du SaguenayFootnote2 Web Accessibility and Improved Conservation of the Société historique du Saguenay’s Collection (P002)


Quebec Saguenay
Musée régional de RimouskiFootnote2 Digitization of the Rita Chevron Photographic Collection #2


Quebec Rimouski
ExporailFootnote2 Preservation, Description and Digital Access to the Photo Albums of Joseph W. Heckman


Quebec Saint-Constant
Exporail Final Processing of the William Cornelius Van Horne Series from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company Fonds


Quebec Saint-Constant
Mouillepied Historical Society Processing and Conservation of the Archives of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 68 in Saint Lambert


Quebec Saint-Lambert
Société historique de la SaskatchewanFootnote2 Digitization of the L’Eau Vive Collection, 1971-1998


Saskatchewan Regina
Council of Yukon First Nations CYFN Archives Access Project


Yukon Whitehorse

Note 1
Multi-year projects starting in 2019/2020
Note 2
Multi-year projects starting in 2020/2021

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