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Parks Canada's National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program

NEW! The Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for the next application round. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015.

Parks Canada's National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program ("the Program") helps ensure the commemorative integrity of non-federally owned or administered national historic sites through financial contributions. The Program supports the Parks Canada Agency's mandate of protecting and presenting places of national historic significance, and fostering the public's understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these places in ways that ensure their commemorative integrity for present and future generations. A national historic site possesses commemorative integrity when: the resources directly related to the reasons for designation as a national historic site are not impaired or under threat; the reasons for designation as a national historic site are effectively communicated to the public; and, the site's heritage values (including those not related to the reasons for designation as a national historic site) are respected in all decisions and actions affecting the site.

For 2016-2017, please note that:

  • Applications must be submitted by or postmarked no later than December 4, 2015.

  • Selected projects must take place between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.

  • Total funding available under the Program will be approximately $1,000,000.

  • Preference may be given to those who have not received funding from the Program in the last six years.

  • As Canada prepares to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Confederation in 2017, we encourage you to consider submitting requests for projects of particular importance to your communities that may be linked to key milestones in Canada's history. Assessment of proposals is always based on the Program's assessment criteria, however preference may be given to projects linked to significant national anniversaries that will be celebrated in the next few years, including events such as:
    • the Centennial of the first Canadian scientific expedition to the Arctic (2013-18)
    • significant events related to the First and Second World Wars
    • the 175th anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (November 20, 2016)
    • 175th of the election of Baldwin & LaFontaine, leaders of responsible government (2016)
    • 150th of the Fenian Raids (2016)
    • the 100th anniversary celebrating women's suffrage (2016)
    • the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong (2016)
    • the Centennial of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel (2016)
    • the 150th anniversary of Confederation (2017)
    • the Centennial of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele (2017)
    • the Centennial of the National Hockey League & 125th of the Stanley Cup (2017)
    • the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games (2017)
    • the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (2017)
    • to mark a 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th), of importance to your national historic site.

Please consult the Program's guidelines:

Program Guidelines (PDF, 403 KB)

Application Forms:

  1. Funding Application (DOC 1.77 MB, PDF 218 KB)
  2. Project Timeline and Budget (EXCEL 141 KB, PDF 39 KB)

Program Office

National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program
Parks Canada
30 Victoria Street (PC-03-P), Gatineau, Quebec J8X 0B3
Phone: 1-866-377-1947
Fax: 819-420-9260