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Heritage Canada Foundation fonds Series
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Main Street Program

Series consists of documents created and accumulated by the offices of the Heritage Canada Foundation. Records consist of correspondence, contracts, publicity, legislation, meeting minutes and drafts for publication.

HCF founded the Main Street Program (1981-1994) based on earlier American models to counteract development in urban downtowns. Jim Mountain led the pilot project in Perth, ON from 1978-1981. HCF executive director Jacques Dalibard (1978-1995) oversaw the program's implementation. The Main Street Program extended to ca. 200 communities. After 1994 the program ended after federal funding finished, but the Quebec chapter continued. At the time of closure Main Street Program had four regional offices: West, Ontario, Quebec, and East.

International Relations

Series consists of correspondence, programs, minutes, reports, and personnel files relating to the international relations of the Heritage Canada Foundation. Series is organized by country.

Heritage Records

Series consists of records relating to Canadian heritage policy. Records include reports, newsletters, bulletins, guidelines, publications and proceedings.

Heritage Day

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the Heritage Canada Foundation on the subject of the Foundation's campaign for a recognized Heritage Day. Records include publicity materials, meeting minutes, correspondence, educational information, and reports.

Heritage Canada Magazine

Series documents the national publication of the Heritage Canada magazine from 1978 to 1989. Series contains draft cover and page versions, correspondence with authors, and administrative records.

Heritage Canada Foundation began publishing a bilingual quarterly newsmagazine to its members in 1974. The magazine's name has changed five times: Heritage Canada (1974-1979), Canadian Heritage (1979-1993), Heritage Canada (1993-1998), Heritage/Patrimoine (1998-2005), Heritage (2005-present).

Heritage Associations and Societies

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Heritage Canada Foundation's main office in relation to the Foundation's involvement with other historical societies and associations. Records include correspondence, program information, publicity materials, photos, requests for funding, and clippings. Some topics predate the creation of the Heritage Canada Foundation (1974).

Heritage Canada Foundation worked with national, provincial and local heritage associations and societies to provide information, distribute funding and work on programming.

Government Relations

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Heritage Canada Foundation in connection with Canada's federal, provincial and municipal governments and associated bodies. Records consist largely of correspondence external to the foundation, as well as newspaper clippings, drafts for publication, legislation, and meeting minutes.

Heritage Canada Foundation was founded in 1973 by the federal Minister of Corporate and Consumer Affairs as a non-profit organization. From 1973 HCF corresponded with all levels of government to advocate for heritage legislation and to work with federal employees.

Federal Government Relations

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Heritage Canada Foundation and various departments of the federal government of Canada. Records include correspondence, briefs of parliamentary committees, clippings, publications, reports and invoices.

Heritage Canada Foundation was involved with departments of the Federal Government of Canada as well as organizations related to the federal government, such as museums and galleries. HCF also kept records concerning heritage-related subjects discussed in the House of Commons.

Executive Director

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the executive directors of the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF). Records include clippings, research, correspondence, financial statements, program notes and reports.

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