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The National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program is an important vehicle by which the federal government directly engages Canadians in helping to ensure the commemorative integrity of the National Historic Sites of Canada. This program contributes funding toward the completion of projects which will enhance a site's commemorative integrity. By creating a working relationship between Parks Canada's professionals and site owners and operators, the program contributes to application of best possible cultural resource management practices.

Canada is a country where historic places must be valued, celebrated and safe-guarded as important national symbols. Canada must also be a world leader in heritage protection and education. What is needed to achieve this vision is a shared national culture of heritage preservation. Given the diverse nature and ownership of the National Historic Sites of Canada, there is no "one size fits all" solution. Involvement and support is needed by both the private and public sector, as well as Canadians from every backgound, every walk of life and every corner of the country. Partnership, investment, acquisition and capacity building are all issues to be addressed together.

Building appreciation and understanding of the sites, persons and events that tell Canada's story is a dynamic way to engage Canadians in their heritage. Taking steps to safeguard the future of the system of National Historic Sites of Canada will ensure that present and future generations of Canadians can share in this legacy.


Black Pioneers to British Columbia - Influenced the Founding and History of British Columbia
Black Pioneers to British Columbia
Influenced the Founding and History of British Columbia

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A Canadian Maple Leaf Canada is a country of diverse human talents, human sacrifices, human stories and human achievements. Canada must also be a world leader in heritage protection and education. What is needed to achieve this vision is a shared national culture of heritage preservation.
National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan

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