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HCF Calls Upon Supporters to Promote Need for Rehabilitation Tax Incentives in 2009 Federal Budget

Ottawa, December 12, 2008 – With the federal government gearing up to present a budget that provides practical and immediate measures to stimulate the economy, the  Heritage Canada Foundation calls upon heritage supporters to promote changes to the federal tax system designed to encourage investment in heritage buildings and older homes.

Heritage Canada Foundation Announces Theme for Heritage Day 2009: Heritage and the Environment: Saving Places Built to Last

Ottawa, ON, December 3, 2008 – Reduce, reuse, recycle —Heritage Day 2009 is an opportunity for Canadian communities to celebrate the numerous environmental benefits achieved from the rehabilitation of heritage properties. HCF promotes the third Monday in February each year as Heritage Day and has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday.

Speech from the Throne sets the stage for heritage tax credit, says the Heritage Canada Foundation

Ottawa, ON November 21, 2008 – This week’s Speech from the Throne contained no direct references to heritage buildings. But the emphasis on stimulating the economy, meeting pressing social needs and tackling climate change is a perfect fit with the Heritage Canada Foundation’s call for a federal tax credit to stimulate investment in the rehabilitation of older buildings.

Heritage Funding Sources Now Available Online

Ottawa, Ontario, November 20, 2008 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce that over 600 links to Canadian heritage and cultural funding sources are now available online. 

New Survey Underscores Funding Gap for Canada’s National Historic Sites

Ottawa, Ontario, November 4, 2008 – The findings of a recent Environics survey of national historic sites lends greater urgency to Heritage Canada Foundation’s (HCF) call for a national landmarks fund.

HCF Welcomes New Minister of the Environment

OTTAWA, ON, October 31, 2008 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) congratulates the Hon. Jim Prentice on his appointment to Cabinet as the new Minister of the Environment.  

Heritage Conservation and Election 2008: What You Need to Know

Ottawa, October 6, 2008 – The Heritage Canada Foundation is committed to assisting members and others in staying informed about the positions all major political parties are taking with respect to heritage conservation issues.

Heritage Canada Foundation Announces 2008 National Award Winners

Ottawa, ON September 18, 2008 – The Heritage Canada Foundation today announced the winners of its National Awards Program, Canada’s most prestigious recognition for achievement and excellence in the field of built heritage conservation.

Recipient of HCF 2008 Achievement Award: Reader Rock Garden Restoration Project

Ottawa – July 31, 2008 – Yesterday, in Calgary, the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) and the Calgary Heritage Authority (CHA) presented the City of Calgary’s Reader Rock Garden Rehabilitation Project with a 2008 National Achievement Award. Catherine C. Cole, Chair of HCF, presented the award jointly with Gerry Meek, CHA Chair, to project manager, Anne Charlton, Director of Parks, who accepted on behalf of the City of Calgary.

Heritage Canada Foundation 35th Anniversary Conference presented in partnership with the Canadian Land Trust Alliance

Work That Endures: Power to the People Keeping Places Alive

Québec City, September 25 – 27, 2008