Organizations - Non-Government
Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) - Kitchener, ON
Ontario's oldest archaeological and heritage consulting firm. They offer expert services in all aspects of heritage resource management.
Canada's History - Alliston, ON
As a registered charity, they work to highlight Canada's past by telling stories that illuminate the people, places, and events that unite Canadians, while understanding that diverse past experiences can shape multiple perceptions of history. Visitors to the site have access to various Canadian stories and forms of media. Canada's History Magazine is published six times per year.
Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) - Ottawa, ON
The CAC is a federally-registered charitable not-for-profit organization that promotes responsible preservation of the cultural property that gives Canadians a sense of place, of history and of artistic expression. The CAC serves individual and institutional members by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, advocacy, and information dissemination.
Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP - ACECP) - Ottawa, ON
The CAHP is a national membership-based organization that serves qualified heritage professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. CAHP establishes standards of practice, shares knowledge about heritage conservation, and supports the involvement of heritage professionals whenever places of heritage value are being identified, preserved, restored, and rehabilitated. Visitors to this site can become members of the CAHP or can search for those with various heritage expertise across Canada and internationally.
Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) - Ottawa, ON
CAPCs mission is to foster and certify high standards of competence, integrity, and ethics in conservators through an accreditation process, to facilitate public access to professional conservators, and to promote professional standards in heritage preservation. They maintain and make accessible a directory of accredited conservators that meet their established standards.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) - Montreal, QC
The CCA is an international research institution and museum premised on the belief that architecture is a public concern. They produce exhibitions and publications, develop, and share our collection as a resource, advance research, offer public programs, and host a range of other activities driven by a curiosity about how architecture shapes, and might reshape, contemporary life.
Canadian Historical Association (CHA) - Ottawa, ON
Founded in 1922, the CHA is a bilingual not-for-profit and charitable association devoted to fostering the scholarly study and communication of history in Canada. The Association seeks to encourage the integration of historical knowledge and perspectives in both the scholarly and public spheres, to ensure the accessibility of historical resources, and to defend the rights and freedoms of emerging and professional historians in the pursuit of historical inquiry as well as those of history degree holders who utilize the analytical, research, communication, and writing skills they acquired during their studies to pursue a variety of career paths inside or outside of academia.
Edifice Old Home Magazine - Ontario, Nova Scotia
An online magazine for old house owners. Published quarterly.
Heritage BC - Ladysmith, BC
A non-profit that supports the heritage sector through skills development, advocacy, capacity building, and grant funding.
Heritage Resources Centre at University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON
Their purpose is to promote a better understanding of natural and human heritage for the improvement of planning management, and public policy through research, education, and extension work.
ICOMOS Canada - Ottawa, ON
The Canadian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). ICOMOS Canada seeks to raise the quality of conservation care provided to our built cultural heritage at national and international levels. Further, they work to bring together professionals from across Canada from such disciplines as architecture, archaeology, planning, engineering, anthropology, art history, and geography to develop and discuss the theory and application of best practices to the conservation of buildings, landscapes, and sites.
National Trust of Canada - Ottawa, ON
The National Trust is an independent national charity that empowers communities to save and renew heritage places. They empower local heritage sites with game-changing coaching and expertise, and work with partners, donors, and funders to help keep existing and older buildings out of landfills.
Ontario Architecture Website – Ontario
A non-profit educational website developed to help people appreciate architecture both in Ontario and the rest of the world. You can visit this site to learn more about building styles and building terms.
P.E.I. Heritage Buildings – Prince Edward Island
A blog to inform and display the architectural heritage of Prince Edward Island. Includes featured news and descriptions on historic homes, churches, and other buildings.
Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) - Milton, ON (Temporary location)
The SSAC is a registered charitable organization founded in 1974 by a broadly-based group of people interested in encouraging a greater understanding and development of the study of Canadian architecture. Included in this study is an examination of both historical and cultural issues relating to buildings, streetscapes, cities, and the countryside. The SSAC work to provide a means of communication among members of the architectural community.