Provincial Funding For Heritage


British Columbia

Endswell Foundation

Grants are awarded to registered charitable organizations in British Columbia who are dedicated to conservation and related public education that also respect the rights of aboriginal peoples and their traditional land use.

Endswell Foundation
610 - 220 Cambie Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2M9
Tel: (604) 844-7448
Fax: (604) 844-7441

Heritage Legacy Fund

The Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia is an initiative of the Heritage Society of BC and The Land Conservancy that supports many local heritage projects around the province. It provides financial assistance and guidance to help protect, care for and showcase British Columbia's rich cultural heritage.

Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia
Mail: Box 8843 Victoria BC V8W 3Z1
Tel/Fax: (250) 361-FUND (361-3863) or (250) 384-4840

Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation

Funding is provided to non–profit organizations in the area of cultural and creative arts and also social services who serve communities throughout the province. Modest grants are given to fund programs and projects that would not be possible without assistance or additional funding.

Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
Box 39209, Point Grey R.P.O.
3695 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver BC, V6R 4P1
Tel: (604) 224-2611
Fax: (604) 224-1059

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

The Foundation supports non-profit organizations with goals of sustainable real estate and land-use practices, in endowment grants and project funding upwards of $100,000.

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
570 - 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
Tel: 604-688-6800 Toll-free: 1-866-912-6800
Fax: 604-688-3669

Vancouver Foundation

The Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation, constantly working to improve the lives of people living in British Columbia. The Foundation supports innovative projects under the scope of 3 different programs: Community Impact Grants, Special Grants, and Partnership Grants.

VanCity/ Real Estate Foundation: Green Building Grant

Established in 2004, the vision behind this grant is to minimize the impacts of climate change while also improving sustainable land-use practices. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided annually to recipients who put forth green building initiatives in B.C.

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Alberta Real Estate Foundation

Created in 1991, the Foundation supports real estate initiatives that benefit the industry and the people living in the province. Projects may be funded in amounts up to $100,000.

The Kahanoff Foundation

A private charitable foundation focused on the development, growth and well-being of communities in Canada and Israel. The Foundation invests in social innovators who create a lasting impact in their communities.

The Kahanoff Foundation
Suite 105, 101-6 Street SW
Calgary AB T2P 5K7
Tel: (403) 237-7896
Fax: (403) 261-9614

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Architectural Heritage Saskatchewan

(Saskatchewan Architectural Heritage Society Inc.)

Funding is available for non-profit heritage organizations and members, including the Heritage Site Consultant Report Grant, Heritage Forums Grant, Heritage Publications Grant, Heritage Communications Grant. Specific criteria should be verified before applying.

Heritage Saskatchewan Grants Database

Heritage Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport have collaborated their resources to create a Resource and Funding Source Inventory Database. The database is a listing of organizations that provide grants, purpose of the grant, eligibility requirements and much more

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

Funding is available through four assistance programs: the Built Heritage Grant, the One-Time Grant for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Property, the On-site Archeology or Palaeontology Research Grant, and the Community Engagement Grant.  Applications are reviewed twice per year and must be post marked no later than March 15 or September 1 to be considered. 

Main Floor – 3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 5W6
Fax: (306) 787-0069
Dr. Kyle Franz, Manager 
Tel: (306) 787-4188

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Manitoba Conservation

Funding is provided for projects that promote environmental innovation and sustainable development within Manitoba.

Manitoba Conservation- Pollution Prevention Branch
160-123 Main Street
Winnipeg MB,  R3C 1A5
Tel: (204) 945-8443
Fax: (204) 945-1211
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069 (ext. 8443)

The Thomas Sill Foundation

Grants of up to $25,000 are given on a yearly basis to organizations striving to improve quality of life for citizens of Manitoba in the areas of Community Services, Health, Education, Heritage, Youth, Environment, Arts and Culture, and Senior Services.

Hugh Arklie- Executive Director
Thomas Sill Foundation Inc.
115 Plymouth Street
Winnipeg MB, R2X 2T3
Tel: (204) 947-3782
Fax: (204) 956-4702

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Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation

The Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation supports environmental organizations whose work and initiatives have focus on the environment and remediation. Registered Canadian charitable organizations and initiatives within the Province of Ontario are eligible for grants up to $10,000.

Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation
c/o The Toronto Community Foundation
33 Bloor Street East, Suite 1603
Toronto, ON, M4W 3H1
Tel: (416) 921-2035 ext. 205
Fax: (416) 921-1026

Ontario Media Development Corporation

An agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the OMDC Magazine Fund aims to increase the financial viability of Canadian magazines from Ontario-based magazine publishers. The competitive application process rewards up to $25,000 for projects that meet specific guidelines.

Ontario Media Development Corporation
175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501
Toronto, ON, M4W 3R8
Phone (416)314-6858
Fax (416)314-6876

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Grants of up to $1.25M over 5 years are given to assist initiatives that build the capacity and effectiveness of community organizations, encourage volunteerism, promote partnerships and support the needs of Ontario’s citizens. The deadline is typically March 1 each year.

800 Bay Street, 5th floor
Toronto, ON  M5S 3A9 416.963.4927 | 1.800.263.2887

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Québec Religious Heritage Foundation

The Foundation administers a Religious Heritage Restoration Program, which encourages the reuse of religious buildings.

La fondation québecoise du patrimoine

This foundation was created to financially support the Conseil des monuments et des sites du Québec on issues related to built and natural heritage places in Quebec.  

Fondation québécoise du patrimoine
82, Grande Allée Est
Québec, QC, G1R 2G6
Tel: (418) 647-4347 ou 1 800 494-4347
Fax: (418) 647-6483

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec

Various types of grants are available to applicants in Quebec.

Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
225, Grande Allée Est
Québec, QC, G1R 5G5
Toll Free (Quebec) : 1-888 380-8882

Tecolote Foundation's

The Foundation serves non-profit, community organizations in New-Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec with a number of interests, including historic preservation and heritage conservation. Available funds range from $1000-$200,000.

Ann-Marie Toccacelli- Secretary
215 Ranleigh Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4N 1X3
Tel: (416) 322-6328
Fax: (416) 489-5807

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New Brunswick

Irving Oil: Charitable Giving

The Irving Oil Company is proud to give back to the community—donating time, money, and fundraising efforts in the areas of environment, education and community. Assistance is available to a variety of groups in Atlantic Canada.

Donations & Scholarships Committee
10 Sydney Street
P.O. Box 1421
Saint John, NB, E2L 4K1
Tel: (506) 632-2000
Fax: (506) 202-2188

New Brunswick Arts & Heritage Stabilization Program

The program encourages the development of healthy sustainable arts and heritage organizations through organizational assessment and planning, technical assistance and financial awards.

Property Tax Abatement Program

Owners of heritage properties are encouraged to restore and reuse designated historic places, through the forgiveness of a portion of the net increase in provincial and municipal property taxes. (Application)

Wellness, Culture & Sport: Heritage Branch
Place 2000 Floor: 4
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2324

Tecolote Foundation's

The Foundation serves non-profit, community organizations in New-Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec with a number of interests, including historic preservation and heritage conservation. Available funds range from $1000-$200,000.

Ann-Marie Toccacelli- Secretary
215 Ranleigh Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4N 1X3
Tel: (416) 322-6328
Fax: (416) 489-5807

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Nova Scotia

Financial Assistance Programs for Heritage Property Owners

The Province of Nova Scotia offers financial grants to owners of provincial or municipal heritage properties. The types of grants offered include: Conservation Work Grants, Conservation Advice Grants, and Material and Labour Grants.

Buildings at Risk Fund of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is accepting applications for financial assistance with the conservation of heritage buildings in Nova Scotia. Funding is available from the Buildings-at-Risk Fund, also known as the Conservation Fund.  

Information is available at the Heritage Trust’s web site,, under Buildings-at-Risk Committee.

Applications should be sent electronically or on paper to the Buildings-at-Risk Fund Committee, which will assemble the applications and seek additional information, if needed. Decisions will be made by the Board of the Heritage Trust, which meets on the last Saturday in November, January, March, May and September.

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Prince Edward Island

Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island

This community foundation aims to improve the quality of life for those living in PEI. It administers 28 funds and accepts applications from registered charities and qualified donees at all times of the year.

Community Foundation Prince of Edward Island
Queen Square Centre, Suite 105
119 - 121 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4B3
Tel: (902) 892-3440
Fax: (902) 892-0880

Provincial Heritage Incentive Program

This program works under the intention of conserving historically significant properties in the province, while also encouraging investments in built heritage. Grants are given to property owners, covering 25% of the eligible project costs, and not exceeding $3,000. (Application)

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Newfoundland and Labrador

The Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Funding for projects that result in long-term environmental benefits and also provide skills to young people are also available.

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador
267 Duckworth Street
St. John's, NL, A1C 1G9
Tel: (709) 729-7266
Fax: (709) 729-7270

Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program

Assistance is provided via funding for repair or restoration of heritage features of fisheries heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador, using original materials.

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street
PO Box 5171
St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
Tel: 1-888-739-1892 ext 2
fax: (709)739-5413

Registered Heritage Structure Grant

The grant, administered on a 50/50 cost-shared basis, can cover up to 50% of the exterior preservation/restoration costs. This may include labour, shingles, windows, doors, clapboard and architectural details with a maximum allocation of $10,000 per structure.

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City of Whitehorse Heritage Incentive Fund

The City of Whitehorse offers incentives including funding for heritage conservation projects up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $10,000.

Planning Services: (867) 668-8346
Development Services: (867) 668-8346
Building Inspections: (867) 668-8340
Fax: (867) 668-8395

The Historic Properties Assistance Program

This program makes contributions on a matching basis each year to applicants who own sites that are deemed historically significant, and whose plans for preservation of those sites are in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.Created by the Department of Tourism and Culture to help property owners preserve the Yukon's built heritage, this initiative makes technical and financial assistance available to those who wish to undertake preservation, restoration, development and/or interpretation of their historic properties.
Contact:  Bruce Barrett
Historic Sites Project Officer
Historic Sites Unit 
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6 Phone: (867) 667-3463
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408,  local 3463
Fax: (867) 667-8023

The Yukon Foundation

The Foundation offers numerous funds, grants and scholarships for work in the field of heritage and culture within The Yukon. Many funds include support for museums, work in heritage conservation and preserving cultural heritage.

The Yukon Foundation
P.O. Box 31622
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 6L2
Phone: (867) 393-2454

Yukon Heritage Training Fund

Funding is available for short, formal courses and workshops, job-shadowing, mentoring and informal apprenticeship within the Yukon’s heritage sectors. Eligibility of applicant is diverse, but those who apply must be willing to cover 10% of the total costs.

Yukon Heritage Training Fund
3126 Third Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon , Y1A 1E7
Tel: (867) 667-4704
Fax: (867)667-4506

Yukon Historic Resources Fund

Funding is available for projects in archaeology, palaeontology, community museums, First Nations Heritage or Cultural Centres, historic sites, native language preservation, toponymy and historical research. The application deadline is typically October 15.

Yukon Historic Resources Fund
Tourism and Culture, Historic Sites Unit
Government of Yukon
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon , Y1A 2C6
Tel: (867) 667-5386
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-667-0408, local 5386
Fax: (867) 667-8023

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Northwest Territories

*See Community/Regional Funding Sources

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