Documentary Heritage Communities Program 2023-2024

The Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) exists to help local organizations increase access to, and awareness of their holdings and increase their capacity to keep and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.

This year, archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions will share $1.5 million to carry out 38 projects, selected by Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) .

According to the announcement from LAC,  11 organizations will receive funding for Indigenous documentary heritage projects, and 9 organizations for Francophone documentary heritage projects. Every province and territory has projects funded, except PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador.

As far as can be ascertained no genealogical or family history organizations are involved in projects funded in this round. As the genealogical community are major clients of archival materials that is a missed opportunity for the program’s awareness objective.

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