Library and Archives Canada supports British Columbia communities in preserving their documentary heritage

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund seven projects submitted by local organizations in British Columbia under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

Since 2015, LAC has been providing $1.5 million annually to support projects that promote awareness of local heritage organizations, preserve their collections or make them more accessible. This year, 38 projects (including 30 new projects) from archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions across Canada will receive support from LAC.

The following projects will be funded by the DHCP in British Columbia in 2022–2023:

  • Preserving Indigenous Governance, Rights and Title Records of Stó:lo Nation (Stó:lo Library and Archives – part of the Stó:lo Service Agency Society), Chilliwack, $50,000;
  • Facilitating Access to Forest Industry Documentary Heritage (Kaatza Historical Society), Lake Cowichan, $31,492;
  • Preservation and Digitization of the PoCo Heritage Framed Collection (PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives), Port Coquitlam, $18,451;
  • Digitizing Rossland History (Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre), Rossland, $9,865;
  • Filemaker Pro Migration, Cataloguing and Access Project (Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance), Vancouver, $22,560;
  • 50 Years of Western Front: Transfer, Access and Preservation of Performance Art Archives (Western Front), Vancouver, $46,900; and
  • LAC DHCP Elder Documentation Project 2022–24 (two years) (Syilx Language House Association), Vernon, $50,000

View the list of all recipients for 2022–2023.

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