A Letter from our President

For all of us, 2020 was a year full of challenges. This was no different for the nonprofit sector. Projects were delayed, funding was cut, and many workers lost their employment. In these difficult times, it has been extremely important to build resilience. 

Over the past year, ICOMOS Canada has worked diligently to ensure that the organization continues to grow beyond the global pandemic. We hired our first ever Executive Director, launched our Indigenous World Heritage Project, formalized partnerships with the Indigenous Heritage Circle (IHC), Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), the National Historic Sites Alliance (NHSA), and joined in a project with the Canadian Urbanism Institute (CUI). We held webinars and activities in partnership with new organizations and with our international partners in Ecuador.  We have strengthened our relationships with colleagues in Latin America and in Francophone countries. We are currently working on projects related to our thematic priorities (climate change, cultural landscapes, Indigenous heritage) as well as renewed our commitment to promote cultural diversity.

Our work in 2021 will include providing members with more engagement opportunities. These will include member-only workshops on relevant heritage matters, mentorship and professional development opportunities, knowledge sharing, and more. 

If you are a heritage professional or interested in heritage conservation, we invite you to consider becoming a member. By joining us, we are stronger through a diversity of expertise; we have a greater impact in Canada and internationally for the places we care about and the people that depend on them. 

Please contact Stéphane Pressault, Executive Director, at secretariat@canada.icomos.org for more information.

We also invite you to consider a one time or monthly donation today at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/57002

ICOMOS Canada is a registered charity. (BN: 890309776RR0001)

Sincerest regards,

Christophe Rivet, PhD

President, ICOMOS Canada