The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) is a national membership-based organization that serves qualified heritage professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. CAHP establishes standards of practice, shares knowledge about heritage conservation, and supports the involvement of heritage professionals whenever places of heritage value are being identified, preserved, restored and rehabilitated.

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Benefits of Membership

You may use the CAHP designation behind your name to identify superior quality of work to your clients. You are listed in our public directory of heritage professionals, a resource accessed over 10,000 times annually. You are eligible for our annual awards, have access to job opportunities and bids on projects. You are offered educational and training opportunities, regional and national events, reduced conference fees and other beneficial services. You demonstrate a support for raising the quality of heritage regulations and standards in Canada. And – best of all – you meet and learn from others in your professions.

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2024 CAHP Conference in partnership with National Trust for Canada, Indigenous Heritage Circle and the Association for Preservation Technology (APT)
November 11, Montréal, Québec
The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, National Trust for Canada & Indigenous Heritage Circle joint conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning & networking event. Each year, the conference brings together 500+ participants from a rich diversity of backgrounds – from professionals (emerging and established), craftspeople and advocates, to developers, planners, heritage site operators, academics, students, and volunteers – from across Canada, and beyond. This vibrant annual gathering features challenging and inspiring case studies and lessons from heritage practice, communities, and industry, along with productive debate and goal-setting discussions. This time, the conference will be partnering with the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).
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Business Development, Sponsoring and Partnerships
CAHP supports the conservation economy
As we retain our historic and existing properties, the business of preservation and conservation is increasingly in need for support to create the right fit and the best quality service for business. CAHP is there to support the conservation economy and encourage its growth through quality services, knowledgeable workers and excellence in materials and repair. If you are a business in need of support, CAHP can assist you and lead you in the right direction.

Who is a CAHP Professional?

A Heritage Professional has specialized knowledge, supported by formal training and/or work experience, in the conservation and stewardship of cultural heritage. The professional conforms to accepted technical and ethical standards and works in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of the person’s specialty heritage field and the jurisdictions of practice. Find your professional in the general directory or by specialization to the right.

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