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Documentary Heritage Community Program (DHCP)

Program objectives

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:

Application deadline

LAC invites all eligible organizations to apply at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the 2017–2018 funding cycle is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

New information regarding the application deadline: “The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 funding cycle will be announced in the fall of 2017.”


For applicant and project eligibility, please refer to the DHCP Guidelines.

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