Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP)

DHCP: Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Program objectives

The Documentary Heritage Communities 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 is delivered in the form of contributions that 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 provides 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 organizations and their holdings
  • increase the capacity of local documentary heritage organizations to better sustain and preserve Canada's documentary heritage

Application deadline

Please note that the period for submitting funding application for year 2019-2020 has ended. LAC will announce recipients for the 2019–2020 funding cycle in the spring. Check our website in the fall for the launch of our next funding cycle.

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)

Library and Archives Canada
Documentary Heritage Communities Program
550 de la Cité Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0N4

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