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The Heritage Community Foundation is a charitable Trust (Charitable Number: 87082 2541 RR0001) committed to connecting people with heritage. As a new kind of community foundation, it is not bounded by geography but based on interest in the value of heritage for individuals, their communities and society.
The Foundation has received recognition for its state-of-the-art programs involving new technology and experiential learning. Working collaboratively with public and private-sector partners, the Foundation seeks support not only for its own flagship programs but also for those of partners and stakeholders at the local, regional, provincial and national levels.
The Foundation's goal is for heritage to be valued by everyone. Heritage is broadly defined in all its aspects—historical, natural, cultural, scientific and technological. The Foundation exists:
- To be a strong public voice for heritage
- To build individual and community identity and pride through research, public education and youth programs
- To build resources to sustain heritage institutions, organizations and related projects and activities.
The Heritage Community Foundation has the following primary areas of interest based on its charitable objects: Educational Resource Creation, Research, Digital Technology and Experiential Learning. All programs link people with place, stories, objects, landscapes, traditions—all of those aspects that define us as individuals and communities.