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Parks Canada's National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program

Please note that the 2015-2016 call for project proposals for Parks Canada’s National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program has ended and that requests for funding are no longer being accepted.

Parks Canada is currently examining the possibility of funding additional cost-sharing projects in 2016-2017. Further information on this matter will be communicated on this Web site later in the year. Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the program by telephone at 1-866-377-1947 or by email at

The information below concerning the program is available solely for reference purposes.

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 2015-2016, please note that:

  • Applications must be submitted by or postmarked no later than February 20, 2015.

  • Selected projects must take place between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016.

  • 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 bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth (January 11, 2015)
    • 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 anniversaries celebrating women's suffrage and allowing women to vote (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 Version, 549 KB)

Application Forms:

  1. Funding Application (DOC 1.85 MB, PDF 220 KB)
  2. Project Timeline and Budget (EXCEL 140 KB, PDF 59 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