Advocacy Award

Is your heritage organization taking steps towards being responsible environmental stewards? Is someone you know championing museum initiatives geared towards greener and sustainable practices at your work?

Created to recognize the sector’s bright lights, the Advocacy Award recognizes groundbreaking initiatives and projects that create positive change in the world around us and improve the lives of all British Columbians. The theme of the award changes annually and is announced at the BCHF Awards Gala.

The theme of the 2022/2023 Advocacy Award is: Climate Change and Environmentalism

Winners of the award shall receive a certificate, a year’s membership to the British Columbia Historical Federation and $250. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala at the annual BCHF Conference.

Eligible Individuals and Organizations

Nominations for the BCHF Advocacy Award are open to all individuals and organizations working with history and heritage in the Province of British Columbia.

How to Nominate

Complete the online form to submit a nomination. Email Anna with additional documents or questions at


Nomination Deadline

The deadline for nominations for the Advocacy Award is March 1.

Past winners

• 2021: Dr. Albert “Sonny” McHalsie (Naxaxalhts’i) and Dr. Keith Thor Carlson (Theme: Truth and reconciliation)
Honorable mention: Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin