Since 1984 the Heritage Resources Centre (HRC) has conducted research and offered education related to heritage themes and worked with all levels of government on heritage initiatives. The HRC has been a consistent source of empirical studies and a training ground for new generations of heritage professionals. It has supported the activities of legions of tireless community volunteers dedicated to the conservation and celebration of our collective past that provides guidance for our future.
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The award-winning OHA+M blog focuses on cultural heritage policy issues in Ontario. With new posts every 2-3 weeks blogger Dan Schneider writes on a wide range of topics, especially the historical development of the province’s heritage policy and programs, and provides cogent analysis and commentary on current heritage issues.
Township Cultural Heritage Landscape Project
The HRC in cooperation with the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and the Region of Waterloo has undertaken a study to identify candidate Cultural Heritage Landscapes in the Townships of Woolwich and Wellesley.
Lake Huron Coastline Workshop for Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
The Coastal Action Plan for the Southeastern Shoreline of Lake Huron is a project intended to lead to a comprehensive action plan for conservation, restoration and stewardship of the coastal area stretching from Tobermory to Sarnia. In this context, the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation asked the HRC to design and lead the first in a series of three planned workshops.
Stratford Heritage Inventory
In the fall of 2016 the Stratford Heritage Committee asked the Heritage Resources Centre to help them start a Register of Non-Designated Properties. This project was partially completed in 2017.
Ayr Conservation District Survey
During 2017 the Heritage Resources Centre conducted a study for the Township of North Dumfries. The study was to determine the level of interest among property owners in the business section of Ayr towards establishing a Heritage Conservation District.