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HCF Calls for Input on Federal Budget Cuts

Ottawa, ON, July 26, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is seeking input from Canadians on how recent federal budget cuts—and other changing social and economic priorities—are affecting heritage in their communities.

There is a growing sense that heritage is losing ground. The much-vaunted federal Historic Places Initiative is a distant memory. More recently, heritage budgets at the federal and provincial levels have been slashed. In some municipalities, heritage designation and planning guidelines are being eroded.

What are the implications for heritage in Canada? How can heritage advocates make a difference? HCF’s upcoming National Heritage Summit, October 11-13, will be a watershed event designed to take stock, explore options and set a new direction for the heritage movement. What’s working? What’s not? What needs to change? 

Be part of the solution. Share your views at and visit our website to learn more about the National Heritage Summit.

The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national registered charity dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s historic places. Your support is vital to our work. Please join or make a tax-deductible donation today.

For further information contact:

Carolyn Quinn, Director, Communications ; 613-237-1066 ext. 229; cell 613-797-7206