Heritage forum for Ottawa communities, Sat., 17 November

Is the heritage of your community at risk? Does your community want to strengthen its response to heritage issues, but isn’t sure where to begin? Does your community have a unique approach to recognizing, conserving, and celebrating its heritage? Are you wondering how to better identify and protect the heritage of your community?

2012 Heritage Forum for Ottawa Communities: “Building Capacity”

Sponsored by Heritage Ottawa, in association with the Centretown Citizens’ Community Association.

Objective: To enhance the promotion, protection and conservation of Ottawa’s heritage by strengthening ties between community groups working on local heritage issues through collaborative action, better information-sharing, and more effective coordination. Building on the success of last year’s Forum, co-organized with the New Edinburgh Community Alliance, the annual Heritage Forum is an opportunity for the greater Ottawa community to discuss heritage issues and contribute to a proactive, collaborative approach to conservation.

When: Saturday, 17th November 2012, 10am to 4pm

Where: Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street, in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District.

The event is free, and lunch is provided. The venue is accessible and both parking and public transit are located nearby.

The focus of this year’s Forum is on our community associations: what heritage issues are we facing? How are we meeting them? How could we better work together to meet heritage issues? The Forum will consist of a series of short presentations, case studies, breakout sessions, and open discussion.

All are welcome, but the Forum is designed primarily for members of community heritage committees and other concerned members of community associations.

RSVP: heritageforumottawa@gmail.com. Space is limited. An RSVP will reserve your place, and facilitate contact in advance of the Forum.

In preparation: we invite participants to complete the attached survey prior to the Forum. Please return completed surveys to heritageforumottawa@gmail.comas soon as possible, to facilitate the incorporation of survey results in Forum activities. Your information will help us to identify heritage issues and approaches throughout the City: please consider completing it even if you aren’t planning to attend the Forum.

 A report of the day’s proceedings will be available afterwards on the Heritage Ottawa website: www.heritageottawa.org.


Nancy Oakley and Crystal Patterson

Forum Coordinators, Heritage Ottawa

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