The BCHF board recently adopted this statement of our values.
- Inclusive and Diverse Voices
The BCHF includes people, stories, research, and preservation from geographically, culturally diverse and Indigenous communities from around BC.
- Evidence Based Storytelling
The BCHF is committed to research-based publishing that acknowledges the rights and wrongs of the past and provides a catalyst for dialogue.
- Supporting preservation
The BCHF knows that the preservation of historical records, both tangible and intangible, is critical to the ability to present and discuss history. We support historical archives and projects that catalogue unwritten and unbuilt history.
- Accessible and relevant
The BCHF puts accessibility at the centre of its storytelling. We listen to what the public is curious about and create information that puts history into context. Through British Columbia History magazine, and new uses of technology, including social media and video content, we are committed to remaining relevant and timely.
- Informal and professional
The BCHF wants to create a fun and warm environment for its members while remaining professional. Members should feel comfortable and welcome, with our direct, personal style.
- Transparent and ethical
The BCHF will have a strong environment that ensures good financial stewardship and internal controls ensuring long term financial sustainability. We will communicate with members openly and clearly and behave ethically. We want to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible.