The British Columbia Association of Heritage Professionals (BCAHP) is the western-most chapter of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), representing British Columbia and the Yukon. Dedicated to the support of heritage and cultural conservation, and to the development and improvement of provincial and regional heritage matters, BCAHP encompasses a diverse group of professionals representing a wide range of specialized expertise across many fields. BCAHP members include archaeologists, architects, building conservation experts, cultural advisors, cultural landscape specialists, engineers, historians, planners, and more.

Professional BCAHP members are listed on the CAHP Professional Directory and are a part of a continuously growing supportive local network of colleagues. This growth has resulted in government, private clients and other agencies increasingly requiring professional CAHP certification for individuals and companies to undertake heritage-related projects.

BCAHP’s Heritage Professionals Roundtable in May and its Annual Conference in November, are highly anticipated events for both professionals and non-professionals in the heritage and cultural sectors, providing an opportunity for these communities to connect and reflect on all matters affecting their careers and passion for the heritage field.

BCAHP 2024 Annual Conference

Friday, September 20, 9 am - 4 pm (PST)

The BC Chapter of CAHP is holding their 2024 Annual Professionals Meeting at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby.
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2024, 9am-4pm PST
WHO: Is your community, organization or firm involved in a heritage conservation or planning project? To encourage participants from everywhere in BC, and invite those across Canada to come hear what’s happening in our Westernmost communities, we are offering a virtual ticket option. We will have a full IT team to facilitate an event that will be engaging in person and over Zoom! All CAHP members are invited to join, to hear what is happening around the BC within the field of heritage conservation.
WHAT: Spend a full day networking with colleagues, experts and peers to share and learn the latest thinking and initiatives in the field, including international case studies this year! The day includes illustrated presentations by speakers from around the province and dynamic discussion forums. If you can’t travel to Burnaby, we are now offering on-line tickets to join from your office. A variety of great presentations are lined up during the day and then comes the unforgettable wine & cheese social afterwards (starting at 4 pm).
HOW MUCH: The cost is $75 in-person and $40 for virtual attendance. CAHP members receive a 15% discount for both options using the code CAHP-MEMBER-2024. The in-person price includes parking, snacks, drinks, a catered lunch and your first alcoholic beverage at the closing social from 4-5 pm.

Sponsorship opportunities are open as well! Please contact Sam Boisvert to discuss becoming a sponsor for the 2024 Annual Professionals Meeting or to suggest a company who might be a good sponsorship fit.

President: Hugh McLean
Vice President: Trenton Squair
Secretary: Susan Medville
Treasurer: Sam Boisvert

Past President: Elana Zysblat

John Dam

Meghan Lenz, CAHP-Intern

The BC Chapter of CAHP holds an Annual Professionals Meeting at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Please consult the executive to know more details.


President: Hugh D. McLean

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