Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples.

The Framework for History and Commemoration: National Historic Sites System Plan 2019 is Parks Canada’s new national historic sites system plan. The principles, strategic priorities, key practices and historical thinking concepts outlined in the Framework will transform how history is shared at Parks Canada’s heritage places.

About the Framework for History and Commemoration

The Framework for History and Commemoration outlines a new, comprehensive and engaging approach to sharing the stories of Canada’s history through diverse, wide-ranging and sometimes complex perspectives, including the difficult periods of our past. In particular, it will ensure that the history and voices of Indigenous peoples are incorporated at Parks Canada’s heritage places.

The Framework for History and Commemoration also includes an Annex that outlines the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada’s approach to the careful review of existing designations under the National Program of Historical Commemoration.