National, Provincial and Local Heritage Societies

The following is a list of Heritage Societies across Canada. If you know of one that is not listed here, please send a message to the webmaster at

  1. National Trust for Canada – A national charity that leads and inspires action for places that matter. Its mission is to protect and celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage buildings and historic places.

  2. Canada’s Historic Places – A collaborative effort led by Parks Canada, the provinces, and territories to register and celebrate historic places across Canada, including those recognized by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

  3. Heritage Canada Foundation (Also known as the National Trust for Canada) – Focuses on national heritage building preservation and awareness.

Provincial and Territorial Heritage Organizations

  1. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Inc. – Toronto, ON
  1. Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP – ACECP) – Ottawa, ON
  1. Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) – Ottawa, ON
  1. ICOMOS Canada – Ottawa, ON
    • The Canadian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
    • Link to ICOMOS Canada
  1. Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) – Montreal, QC
  1. Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) – Milton, ON (Temporary location)
  1. Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

These organizations are involved in various aspects of heritage preservation, including architecture, and offer resources, programs, and services to support the conservation of heritage sites and buildings across Canada.

  • Alberta: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, Heritage Preservation Partnership
  • British Columbia: Heritage BC
  • Manitoba: Heritage Manitoba, The Manitoba Historical Society
  • New Brunswick: New Brunswick Heritage
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
  • Nova Scotia: Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut: Nunavut Historical Society
  • Ontario: Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Prince Edward Island: PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
  • Quebec: Conseil du patrimoine culturel du Québec
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation
  • Yukon: Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Local and Regional Societies

In addition to these, there are numerous local and regional heritage societies across Canada dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of specific communities, buildings, and cultural practices. These can often be found through local directories or municipal websites.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive information, it might be beneficial to contact the national and provincial organizations directly or explore their online directories of member societies and affiliated organizations.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation: