Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides $1.5 million each year to documentary heritage organizations across the country. This funding helps to ensure that Canada’s continuing memory is documented, preserved and accessible.

Organizations may apply for funding through the Documentary Heritage Communities Program’s annual call for proposals.

Note: We have redesigned the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) web pages. Now you can apply directly through the LAC funding Portal.


The call for proposals begins October 15, 2019, for projects starting April 1, 2020. The deadline to submit applications is January 7, 2020, at 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Be sure to read the guidelines as they have changed since last year.

Services and information

Are you eligible?

Complete a short questionnaire to find out if your organization and project are eligible for funding.

Apply now

After you have read the guidelines and organized your documents, apply here!

Before you apply

Read the guidelines for information on funding, eligibility, how to apply and more.

Tips for success

Find resources to help you prepare a successful application.


Find information on current and past DHCP recipients.

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