The annual National Trust-CAHP conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. The theme of this year's conference, "Heritage Delivers!", explores the catalytic power of historic places and how they are essential to building vibrant and diverse communities, and sustainable economies. Join us in Winnipeg, October 17-19, 2019.
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The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP | ACECP) began in the 1980’s when a group of individuals realized the necessity for recording the development and framework of Canada’s modern history.
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CAHP | ACECP members work across Canada and internationally in the public and private sectors. Sharing heritage skills and knowledge.
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Our History

The early years of CAHP | ACECP’s existence lays down the foundation of this organization, which has since flourished and added a significant number of people and areas of expertise. Similar to any professional association, the coming together of like-minded individuals begins with the demand for a constitution, or union in a particular trade.

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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.

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Whether you're new to CAHP, or have been around for years, reach out and introduce yourself, share your announcements and events, or ask that question no one else seems to know the answer to! The new members only section is still a work in progress – please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any suggestions!
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Membership renewals
CAHP | ACECP is currently in the process of filling the Administrator position. As a result of this period of transition, we will be delaying membership renewals until January of 2019. This will give us time to find and hire the right candidate for the job, and will allow for a short period of orientation.
Each year CAHP-ACECP honours excellence in its members’ work through an awards program. The awards are for the Conservation of Heritage Value through Preservation, Rehabilitation or Restoration, Planning and Communication.
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Application criteria varies for each category of membership. Please see detailed application procedures for each membership category: Professional, Intern, Subscriber, Retired and Student.
CAHP | ACECP Chapters
Chapters advance the recognition and practice of heritage professionals at the regional level where the national organization does not have jurisdiction. Chapters extend the effectiveness of CAHP-ACECP as a national organization.

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Awards & Honours

  • Award of Excellence
    Conservation – Architecture
  • Award of Excellence
    Conservation – Small & Lovely
  • Award of Merit
    Conservation – Materials, Craftsmanship and Construction
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
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The awards are for the Conservation of Heritage Value through Preservation, Rehabilitation or Restoration, Planning and Communication. The goal of these awards is to promote excellence in heritage conservation and to highlight the expertise of our membership as heritage professionals.

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