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 already 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
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: Youth
Programs, Public Education and Research. All programs link
people with place, stories, objects, landscapes, traditions—all
of those aspects that define us as individuals and communities.