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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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The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP | ACECP) presents annual awards to celebrate achievements in heritage conservation and to highlight the expertise of our membership.
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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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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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