Yukon museums, interpretive centres and First Nations cultural centres perform a vital service in preserving our cultural artifacts, traditions and natural history. Yukon Government values the contributions of these organizations and works in partnership with them to set planning priorities, provide resources to empower them, and support the successful development and operation of these institutions.
The Museums Unit provides a variety of services in support of Yukon’s collective heritage.
We do this by:
Federal Funding Program
The Documentary Heritage Community Program (DHCP) ensures that Canada’s continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations by adopting a more collaborative approach with local documentary heritage communities. The program will be delivered in the form of contributions that will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote local documentary heritage. Additionally, the Program will provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable and strategic.
The DHCP provides financial assistance to the Canadian documentary heritage community for activities that:
• Increase access to, and awareness of Canada’s local documentary institutions and their holdings; and
• Increase the capacity of local documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.
Go here for more information on eligibility, application guidelines and program objectives. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2015. This program is administered by Libraries and Archives Canada.
|The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program supports projects that celebrate our shared heritage, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will deliver $6.4 million of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in the territories by investing in projects that rehabilitate, renovate, or enhance cultural and community infrastructure for public use or benefit and which will help define a community's sense of place, pride and purpose.
Applications are now being accepted for Yukon projects. There is no deadline and applications will be accepted until all funding dollars are allocated annually to approved projects.
Go here for more information on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Manager, Museums Unit
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3660
100 Hanson St
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)