Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP)

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Program objectives

The Documentary Heritage Community Program (DHCP) ensures that Canada’s continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations by adopting a more collaborative approach with local documentary heritage communities. The Program will be delivered in the form of contributions that will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote local documentary heritage. Additionally, the Program will provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable and strategic.

The DHCP provides financial assistance to the Canadian documentary heritage community for activities that:

  • increase access to, and awareness of, Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions and their holdings; and
  • increase the capacity of local documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.

Application deadline

The call for proposals for the 2018-2019 funding cycle is now over. Many thanks to all who have submitted applications.

Recipients will be announced in the spring of 2018.

Stay tuned! The 2019-2020 funding cycle will begin in the fall of 2018.


For applicant and project eligibility, please refer to the DHCP Guidelines.

Contact us

Documentary Heritage Communities Program
Telephone: 819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the United States)
TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free in Canada)

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