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Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) - Gatineau, QC
Phone: 613-998-3721; 1-800-520-2446
The CHIN is a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, offers collections management resources to the Canadian museum community and online public access to millions of collections records. CHIN assists Canadian museums in documenting, managing, and sharing information about their collections, which in turn ensures that this information is accessible now and in the future.
Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) - Gatineau, QC
Through collaboration, the CRHP provides a single source of information about all historic places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial, and national levels throughout Canada. The Canadian Register is also a tool for governments, heritage conservationists and other interested parties to enable Canadians to recognize, celebrate and protect historic places today and for future generations.
Directory of Federal Heritage Designations - Gatineau, QC
This site provides a complete list of federal designations stemming from various programs. It includes information on districts, buildings, events, railway stations, lighthouses and people who are of historic value or interest. The Directory lists over 3,600 designations.
Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office (FHBRO) - Gatineau, QCWebsite: https://parks.canada.ca/culture/beefp-fhbro/
The primary objective of the FHBRO is to assist federal government departments in the protection of their heritage buildings, in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Management of Real Property. The policy applies to all federal government departments which administer real property, but not to Crown Corporations. Visitors to their site can find more information on the Policy and search the Directory of Heritage Designations.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada - Gatineau, QC
Since 1919, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada has been mandated to provide advice to the Government of Canada, through the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, on the designation of places, persons and events that have marked and shaped Canada. Every year, new subjects are added to the list of designations. Site visitors can submit a nomination of a person, place, or event for designation under the National Program of Historical Commemoration, or request a review of an existing designation.
Parks Canada - National Historic Sites of Canada - Gatineau, QC
Provides information on the 171 national historic sites in Canada that is administered by Parks Canada. Allows visitors to learn more about Canadian history, cultural communities and the history and culture of Indigenous peoples.