Aboriginal Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

The Aboriginal Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Who can apply

Applicants must meet the criteria in one of the following three categories:

  • Aboriginal governing bodies or organizations with a mandate to preserve and support Aboriginal heritage.
  • Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums* which: 
    • provide services to the public year-round;
    • employ the equivalent of one full-time paid professional staff;
    • have policies for key museum functions; and
    • have a current three to five-year strategic/business plan.
  • Museums associations and incorporated non-profit Canadian service organizations whose membership relates to the museum sector which: 
    • provide services to the public year-round;
    • employ the equivalent of one full-time paid professional staff;
    • have a current three to five-year strategic/business plan.

*Eligible museums that are governed by provincial/municipal government or by academic or cultural institutions can apply to MAP, as long as their principal mandate is linked to heritage. They must also have distinct objectives, programs and budgets related to heritage. Federal departments, Crown corporations and agencies are not eligible for MAP funding.

Funding priority is given to projects submitted by Aboriginal organizations and conducted for the benefit of Aboriginal communities. Applications submitted by other heritage organizations are considered when a partnership with an Aboriginal heritage group is demonstrated.

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

Application deadline

November 1

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Museums Assistance Program
25 Eddy Street, 9th Floor, (25-9-N)
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5

Email
PCH.map-pam.PCH@canada.ca
Telephone
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
TTY
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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