Funding Opportunities

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage has provided $30 million to create Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage to help communities celebrate their past and present. Toll free 1-800-663-5812 for further information.

Two Edgar Wickberg Prizes are awarded annually by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia to British Columbia post-secondary students for the study of Chinese Canadian history.

The British Columbia History Digitization Program, administered by the University of British Columbia, provides matching funds to organizations undertaking digitization projects of rare or archival materials. The grant has resulted in free online access to BC’s historical material.

Heritage Organizations

Archives Association of British Columbia represents individual and institutional members, maintains resources for the public and the archival community, and advocate for Archives in the province.

BC Museums Association creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development.

Heritage BC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund.

BC Heritage Fairs is about bringing people together to make history come alive. Each year some 6,000 students participate and 700 volunteers work with them, their teachers, and community museum staff.