Tools for Advocacy

The following list includes institutions and organizations dedicated to the built environment, as well as keystone tools for understanding how heritage works, and who does what.

National – International

Association for Preservation Technologies International / L’Association pour la preservation et ses techniques international

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals

Canadian Register of Historic Places / Répertoire canadien des lieux patrimoniaux

Heritage Canada The National Trust / Héritage Canada La Fiducie nationale


Parks Canada – Federal heritage programs / Parcs Canada – programmes patrimoniaux

Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada / Normes et lignes directrices pour la conservation des lieux patrimoniaux au Canada

Vernacular Architecture Forum
(VAF also provides a comprehensive list of resources focussed on the North American context.)

Provincial – Territorial

AB – Alberta Culture

BC – British Columbia’s historic places

MN – Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

NB – New Brunswick – Heritage

NL – Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

NL –Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage / Patrimoine de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador

NL – Newfoundland and Labrador Registered Historic Structures

NS – Nova Scotia Heritage

NS – Communities, Culture and Heritage

NU – Department of Culture and Heritage

NWT – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre – Historic and Cultural Places Program

ON – Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

ON – Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Heritage

ON- Ontario Heritage Trust

PEI – Tourism and Culture

QC – Association québécoise pour le patrimoine industriel

QC – Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec

QC – Corporation du patrimoine et du tourisme religieux de Québec


QC – Inventaire des lieux de culte du Québec

QC – Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec

SK – Government of Saskatchewan – Heritage

YK – Department of Tourism and Culture – Historic Sites


Annapolis Royal – Annapolis Heritage Society

Fredericton – City of Fredericton – Heritage Preservation

Fredericton – Fredericton Heritage Trust

Gatineau – Réseau du patrimoine gatinois

Gatineau – Ville de Gatineau – patrimoine

Montréal – Héritage Montréal

Montréal – Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal

Montréal – Industrial Architecture of Montreal

Montréal – Histoire des écoles et du patrimoine architectural de la Commission scolaire de Montréal

Montréal – Inventaire du Vieux-Montréal

Ottawa – Heritage Ottawa

Toronto – Heritage Toronto

Winnipeg – Winnipeg Architecture Foundation