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Library and Archives Canada: ten projects for preservation of documentary heritage funded in British Columbia

May 13, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 41 projects (including 26 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. Ten projects submitted by organizations from British-Columbia will be funded under the Documenary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

The following projects will be funded by the DHCP in British Columbia in 2021–2022:

  • Women of Change: Celebrating Japanese Canadian Leaders (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre), Burnaby, $49,965;
  • ALIB Archives Inventory Project 2021–2022 (Adams Lake Indian Band – Title and Rights Archives), Chase, $24,895;
  • Unlocking the Archives (Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society), Mansons Landing, $1,340;
  • Digitization and Migration of Upper Nicola Band Cultural Heritage Collection (Upper Nicola Band), Merritt, $44,148;
  • 40 Years of Media Art at the Satellite Video Exchange Society (Satellite Video Exchange Society), Vancouver, $24,160;
  • Filemaker Pro Migration, Cataloguing and Access Project (Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance), Vancouver, $16,150;
  • Transfer, Transcribe, Transcend: Toward an Accessible Online Video Collection (Visible Art Society (dba grunt gallery), Vancouver, $24,714;
  • 50 years of Western Front: Transfer, Access and Preservation of Performance Art Archives (Western Front), Vancouver, $49,980;
  • Reclaiming Syilx Language and Culture History (Okanagan Indian Band), Vernon, $50,000; and
  • Williams Lake First Nation: Record, Digitize, and Share Traditional Knowledge and Language (Williams Lake First Nation), Williams Lake, $22,775.

View the list of all recipients for 2021–2022.

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Library and Archives Canada is online at www.bac-lac.gc.ca.

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