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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.

Area Conservation Program

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the Heritage Canada Foundation in relation to their Area Conservation Program and subsequent neighbourhood conservation. Records include internal and external correspondence, property files, studies, and reports.

Administrative Records

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the administration of the Heritage Canada Foundation from 1973 to 2004. Records consist largely of correspondence, but also include meeting minutes, reports, publication, drafts, and financial records.

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.

Canadian Centre for Livable Places

Series documents the activities of the Canadian Centre for Livable Places from 1988-1993. Series contains administrative, legal, and financial records for the Canadian Centre for Livable Places. These records take the forms of agendas, memos; legal advice, research and correspondence; budgets, receipts, and invoices. Also includes publications, promotional materials and educational materials.

The Canadian Centre for Livable Places (CCLP) began in ca. 1989 as a result of the success of the Heritage Canada Foundation's Main Street Program. John Weiler acted as director for the Centre throughout its operation. The CCLP aimed to facilitate mediation and negotiation between developers, municipal officials and citizens' groups. Its actions included symposiums, an occasional newsletter ("Resolution") providing educational services, applied research, and facilitating negotiation and mediation. The CCLP ceased operations ca. 1993.

Publications

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Heritage Canada Foundation in the production of the Foundation's publications. Records include studies, correspondence, drafts, reports, surveys, funding information and clippings.

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.

Public Relations

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the Heritage Canada Foundation in relation to the foundation's public relations activities. Records include correspondence, programs, personnel information, newsletters, clippings, requests for information, mailing lists, media relations and public service announcements.

Building Materials

Series consists of records created and accumulated by the Heritage Canada Foundation in publications and research related to the materials of the built environment. Records include standards guidelines, reports, correspondence, bibliographies and sources, technical manuals, recommendations and publications.

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