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Mission and Vision


The National Trust for Canada is a national membership-based not-for-profit organization and registered charity established in 1973.


The National Trust leads and inspires action for places that matter. Our sites, projects and programs engage Canadians, enhance local identity, and bring heritage to life.


To be recognized as an essential source of services, tools, inspiration and funding for people working to save places that matter, and to be recognized as a brand associated with great places to live, learn, work and play.


Bringing heritage to life

Le patrimoine en vie


We believe that connecting people with the fabric and the stories of places that matter creates belonging, shapes our collective national identity, connects us to our roots and improves quality of life. 

We believe that heritage is the cornerstone of vibrant and healthy communities.

We believe that heritage is dynamic and essential – linked to social justice, the environment, sustainable living, and the cultural diversity of Canada.