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The Documentary Heritage Communities Program:

Program objectives

The Documentary Heritage Community Program (DHCP) ensures that Canada’s continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations by adopting a more collaborative approach with local documentary heritage communities. The program will be delivered in the form of contributions that will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote local documentary heritage. Additionally, the Program will provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable and strategic.

The DHCP provides financial assistance to the Canadian documentary heritage community for activities that:

Increase access to, and awareness of Canada’s local documentary institutions and their holdings; and
Increase the capacity of local documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.

Application deadline

It is now time to register for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. LAC invites all eligible organizations to apply at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the 2016-2017 funding cycle is February 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific

I invite you to encourage your members to consult the Program Web Page to find additional information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives as well as registration form.


Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Telephone: (819) 997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the US)


For all questions concerning the contribution program, you can contact the responsible person directly by phone or email. For all other questions, please contact me. If I cannot respond, I will put you in relation with the appropriate persons.