Library and Archives Canada supports Ontario communities in preserving their documentary heritage

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eleven projects submitted by local organizations in Ontario 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 Ontario in 2022–2023:

  • The Society of Friends (Quakers) Marsh Store and Personal Collection: Digitization Project (Middlesex Centre Archives), Delaware, $28,500;
  • Gananoque Archive Collection Project, Phase 2 (Historic 1000 Islands Village Foundation), Gananoque, $44,394;
  • Preserving the Oral History of Manito Aki Inakonigaawin (Grand Council Treaty #3 Representative Services) Kenora, $20,409;
  • Transcription and Translation: Preserving and Sharing the Stories of Canada’s Armenian Genocide Survivors (Zoryan Institute), North York, $ 38,437;
  • Establishing a Digital Repository for Increasing Access to ITK Records (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami), Ottawa, $31,733;
  • Preserving the Legacy of the Canadian National Exhibition: Digitizing Photography from the Alexandra Studio Collection 1977–79 (Canadian National Exhibition Foundation), Toronto, $39,295;
  • Digitizing Inuit Artistic Heritage (Inuit Art Foundation), Toronto, $50,000;
  • Improving Archival Management of Newspapers and Newsletters in the MHSO Archives to Increase Access (Multicultural History Society of Ontario), Toronto, $50,000;
  • Mitigating Risk: Preserving Magnetic Tape at the OJA (Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre), Toronto, $42,621;
  • The ArQuives Processing Project pt. 5 (The ArQuives: Canada’s Queer Archives (formerly Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives)), Toronto, $48,089; and
  • Conservation of Parish Registers at the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Archives (The Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto), Toronto, $20,310.

View the list of all recipients for 2022–2023.