The Atlantic Canada Association of Heritage Professionals (ACAHP) represents heritage professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador and in the three Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. ACAHP members are members of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional (CAHP) who reside or work in Atlantic Canada. ACAHP recognizes that this region is the ancestral unceded homelands of the Beothuk, Inuit, Innu, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy and Mi’kmaq People.
ACAHP serves as a forum to exchange knowledge about heritage conservation and supports heritage professionals where places of heritage value are identified, preserved, restored, and rehabilitated. ACAHP members recognize that the conservation of heritage places:
- Enhances our quality of life, sense of history, community, and identity
- Supports the employment of heritage professionals, including craftspeople and trades people, in conservation work
- Adds diversity and character to new development within our communities
- Provides a sustainable form of development which reduces landfill waste
- Mitigates climate change by preserving embodied carbon and energy within existing structures and by limiting the demand for energy and resources required for new construction
ACAHP seeks to grow its network of regional professionals through communication, partnerships, education, and by supporting both established and emerging professionals through mentorship and sponsorship.
The ACAHP Board of Directors meets on a regular basis and consults with its membership at all-member meetings, socials, and at its annual general meeting. The Board encourages its existing and future members to represent ACAHP as a Director and to serve on its committees, including the communications and nominations committees.