Library and Archives Canada launches 2018–2019 funding cycle for Documentary Heritage Communities Program

News Release

December 4, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018–2019 funding cycle for its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

For a fourth year, LAC will invest $1.5 million through the DHCP.

The contributions support the development of Canada’s archival, library and museum communities, and the professional associations that represent them, by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage. Since 2015–2016, LAC has contributed $4.5 million to support 140 projects in Canada.

LAC invites all eligible organizations to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for the     2018–2019 funding cycle is February 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Interested groups can find the 2018-2019 guidelines, FAQs and a link to the Program’s new online application portal on the LAC website. This site also includes more information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives. If they have any questions, applicants may contact LAC at 819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035, or by email at, before submitting a funding application under the DHCP. 


“We hope the proposals we receive are ambitious and innovative, so that the fourth funding cycle of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program is proof of the essential nature of Canadian memory institutions.”

Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

“We are excited to announce that the New Brunswick Queer Heritage Initiative has received a project grant from Library and Archives Canada! This grant will allow us to create a resource and research website, begin conducting interviews with lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and others from across the province, and arrange and describe our collections so they are available to the public.”

Dusty Green, Founder, New Brunswick Queer Heritage Initiative

“I can’t express enough how much this project means to our organization and our community. I would […] like to thank Library and Archives Canada wholeheartedly for this opportunity—we certainly could not have done this badly needed work without the financial backing we received.”

Manda Maggs, Executive Director, Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum and Archives


Richard Provencher
Media Relations
Library and Archives Canada

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