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The Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Published on October 4, 2016

The Documentary Heritage Communities Program



Call Letter for Library and Archives Canada’s Contributions Program

October 3, 2016 – Gatineau, Que. – Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017–2018 funding cycle for the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). This contribution program increases the ability of local documentary heritage institutions to sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.

The contributions support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities and their professional associations by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage. Contributions also provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable. Since 2015–2016, LAC has awarded $3 million in support to 103 projects across Canada.

LAC invites all eligible organizations to apply at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the 2017–2018 funding cycle is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

Please note that the Guidelines, Application Form and Budget Form have been updated for the 2017–2018 funding cycle. All information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives, can be found on LAC’s website. If they have questions, applicants can contact LAC at (819) 997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 or via email at prior to submitting an application for funding under the DHCP.


“I invite the communities to imagine new and innovative proposals for the third funding cycle so that the Documentary Heritage Communities Program ensures the growth of dynamic local archival and library communities across the country.”

Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

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Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Telephone: (819) 997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the US)


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