CANADIAN HERITAGE INFORMATION NETWORK
The Canadian Heritage
Information Network (CHIN) supports Canadian museums in the
effort to create, present and manage Canadian online content for
public access and educational purposes.
The CHIN site provides the heritage community with access to a
wide range of professional resources, including online courses on
image digitization and automated collections management systems,
information about professional events and career opportunities,
research and reference tools, intellectual property publications,
bibliographies, and data dictionaries.
The following support programs are currently available:
Museum of Canada Program
Investment Program is open to all public, not-for-profit museums
that have demonstrated their commitment to work collaboratively
with colleagues across the country by becoming members of the
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN); and to organizations
that have an ongoing role in representing museums or managing
several institutions and that are making proposals on behalf of
Content includes virtual exhibits, games, educational materials,
close to 200,000 images and records of museum treasures, and information
about nearly 2,500 heritage attractions. For further information,
consult the program
guidelines for the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) Investment
The Community Memories program strengthens the capacity of smaller
museums to create web content by supporting their development
of online local history exhibits. Museums whose proposals are
selected are supplied with user-friendly software and a standard
The program is open to public, not-for-profit museums that have
demonstrated their commitment to work collaboratively with colleagues
across the country by becoming members of the Canadian Heritage
Information Network (CHIN).
CANADIAN HERITAGE MUSEUMS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Assistance Program (MAP) provides financial assistance to Canadian
museums and related institutions, for museum activities that support
the objectives of Canada's museum policy. The program is delivered
by the regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage,
and is divided into three components:
Access and National Outreach
The Access and National Outreach component supports projects that
connect different geographic regions of Canada. Eligible projects
link museums, assist partners to reach diverse audiences, and
reflect Canada's cultural diversity. All projects created for
public presentation must be developed in both official languages.
Aboriginal Museum Development
The Aboriginal Museum Development component helps Aboriginal organizations
enrich and preserve their cultural heritage, seeks to increase
public awareness and understanding of Aboriginal people's rich
and diverse cultures, and encourages an inclusive and broad definition
The Organizational Development component provides funding for
projects intended to strengthen organizational capacity such as
those that build on the competencies of museum and heritage professionals
and volunteers in all areas of museum management and operations.
Applications to MAP must be received at a Department
of Canadian Heritage office on or before November 1st each year
for projects commencing in the next fiscal year.
For general information concerning the Program, please contact
Department of Canadian Heritage
Heritage Programs Directorate
15 Eddy Street, 3rd Floor, Station 14
Tel: (819) 997-7982
Fax: (819) 934-3201
CULTURAL SPACES CANADA
To improve physical conditions for artistic creativity
To increase access for Canadians to performing arts, visual
arts, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays
To support the improvement, renovation, and construction
of arts and heritage facilities, and the acquisition of specialized
equipment as well as conducting feasibility studies
CANADIAN ARTS AND HERITAGE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
The Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program aims to strengthen
organizational effectiveness and build capacity of arts and heritage
CANADIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
The Canadian Studies Program (CSP) was established in 1984 with
a mandate to assist Canadians in learning more about their country.
The Program supports the development of Canadian Studies learning
tools and materials for use by educators and the general public.
The Program administers funding components designed to support the
development of a variety of learning materials. This guide outlines
the objectives of the Canadian Studies Program, defines the types
of applicants, proposals and expenses that are and those that are
not eligible for funding, explains the main features of the funding
components, and assists applicants in preparing a submission.
CANADIAN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION BURSARY PROGRAM
The Canadian Museums Association administers a bursary program
for professional development activities. Information on the different
types of bursaries can be found at http://www.museums.ca/Cma1/ProgramsProjects/Bursary/bursaryintro.htm
CANADIAN COUNCIL OF ARCHIVES
Financial assistance to the archival community is provided by Library
and Archives Canada (LAC) and administered through the Canadian
Council of Archives (CCA). The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)
and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are pleased to announce that
CCA members can submit applications for financial assistance for
the fiscal year 2005-2006 from Library and Archives Canada contribution
programme for the archival network. Institutions should contact
their Provincial/Territorial Council regarding deadlines.
All archival institutions that are members in good standing with
their provincial or territorial archival council are eligible to
apply to the Control of Holdings Programme, the Conservation Plan
for Canadian Archival Records (CPCAR) Preservation Management Programme,
and the Professional Development and Training Programme. Assistance
to prepare an application is available through the provincial and
territorial councils and/or the CCA Secretariat (1-866-254-1403)
by contacting Isabelle-D. Alain (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Louise
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CANADA: YOUTH EMPLOYMENT Strategy
Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment
to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment,
get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities
they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.
Summer Career Placements (SCP) is a wage subsidy initiative that
enables public, private and not-for-profit employers to create career-related
summer jobs for student participants. It is a component of the Government
of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, which helps young people
get the work experience, knowledge, skills and information they
need to prepare for and participate in the world of work.
For application deadlines, forms and additional information, contact
your local HRDC office or visit the SCP
YOUNG CANADA WORKS
Canada Works (YCW) offers up to 2,650 grants in the form of
wage subsidies. These grants are dedicated to offering summer jobs
and internships to Canadian students and graduates, allowing them
to gain valuable experience while putting their skills to the test.
From an employer’s perspective, fresh ideas and competitive
skills are made available.
Canada Works in Heritage Institutions
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (YCW-HO) is a program
that provides funds to heritage institutions to hire high school
or post-secondary students for summer programs or projects that
otherwise would not be possible. This year over 140 jobs have
been created through YCW-HO projects administered by Canadian
Library Association (CLA).
For both programs employers have access to a list of high school,
college and university students from across Canada at http://www.campusworklink.com.