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

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in the Prairie provinces 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 the Prairies in 2022–2023:

Establishing an Archives Program (Cold Lake First Nations), Cold Lake, Alberta, $50,000;
Building the Archives (Frog Lake Library), Frog Lake, Alberta, $24,304;
Video Digitization: Phase 2 – Various Collections of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface (SHSB) (Société historique de Saint-Boniface), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $24,542;
Caring for the Digital Collection at MICEC (Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $48,600;
Digitization of the Iwan Boberskyj Photograph Collection (Oseredok UCEC), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $44,331;
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Archives, Phase 2 (Winnipeg Architecture Foundation), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $42,000;
Digitizing L’Eau Vive, 1971–98 (Société historique de la Saskatchewan), Regina, Saskatchewan, $30,645; and
Digitizing Wanuskewin’s Archives (Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, $34,549.
View the list of all recipients for 2022–2023.

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Library and Archives Canada is online at www.bac-lac.gc.ca.

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