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The Heritage Community Foundation is a charitable Trust (Charitable Number: 87082 2541 RR0001) committed to connecting people with heritage. The Foundation developed and maintains the Alberta Online Encyclopedia - www.albertasource.ca.

The Foundation has received recognition for its state-of-the-art programs involving new technology and experiential learning and works with public and private-sector partners. Its primary areas of interest based on its charitable objects are: 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.

L’Institut pour le Patrimoine, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta

Officially inaugurated on July 1st, 2001, l’Institut pour le Patrimoine, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, seeks to:

  • Preserve the archival and library material that had been collected by L’Institut de recherché (its predecessor that functioned from 1982 to 2001

  • Enhance this collection by encouraging individuals and institutions to contribute archival material of particular relevance to the historical and cultural heritage of Francophone Communities in Western Canada;

  • Make this heritage available to the public and specifically to the Francophone public.

In order to do this, L’Institut provides a museum, an archival center and a program of activities including research geared towards this historical embodiment of French culture in Alberta.  The Campus Saint-Jean is situated in the Junioriat campus established by the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the early part of the 20th century.


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