Ontario & Nunavut

The Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals (OAHP) is the Ontario Chapter of the national Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. OAHP is a diverse group representing many areas of expertise from architects to planners and historians to engineers and trades/artisan specialists who are professionally and actively engaged in the identification, conservation, preservation, interpretation and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage. OAHP provides a venue for dialogue between Ontario heritage professionals and heritage community members, opportunities for provincial leadership, continuing education and community outreach as well as supporting a network for professional advice and social interaction among the members of the Ontario heritage community.

Newsletter Contributions

We aim to produce a newsletter in the spring and fall every year. Submissions should be 300-500 words in length. Photos are encouraged (high resolution, please). Please include a short title for your article as well as your name and position in the text of the article. Please send your submissions to ontheritagepro@gmail.com with “OAHP Newsletter” in the subject line.

President: Kayla Jonas Galvin

Secretary: Sarah King Head

Treasurer: Hassan Saffarini

Past-President: Mark Shoalts

Ontario Heritage Conference 2022
June 16-18, 2022
Location: Brockville & surrounding regions

The Ontario Heritage Conference 2022 is being held June 16-18, 2022 in Brockville and surrounding regions. It is being hosted by Heritage Elizabethtown – Kitley in the beautiful Leeds and Grenville County.

Speaker sessions, plenaries, and tours will inspire Municipal Heritage Committee members and Heritage Professionals. Get up to date on policy, trends, and ideas.

To spotlight the region’s iconic heritage, Ontario Heritage Conference 2022’s theme, The Light at the End of the Tunnel will focus on the economic impact of Pandemic times, the future of heritage conservation, tourism, and the positive changes of heritage locally and provincially.

Th​is conference is an initiative by Community Heritage Ontario to provide information, education, points of view and opinions to maintain and enhance the competence of and inspire individuals working in the heritage field, whether professionals or volunteers. It is supported by the Architectural Conservancy Ontario and the Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals.

Mortar Symposium 2022
June 10-12, 2022
Location: Queenston, Ontario – Willowbank School of the Restoration Arts

The Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals is also supporting the Mortor Symposium, in collaboration with Willowbank School of the Restoration Arts. The event will provide insight into mortar choices for new build or historic buildings.

The multi-day seminar is designed for building owners, contractors, architects, and engineers, and will create understanding of the menu of mortar options and lead you to making informed decisions.

Included will be optional Queenston quarry and historic lime kiln tours, various presentations from a number of key industry professionals; in addition to a panel discussion which will include an extended question and answer period, in order that we may all have the opportunity of sharing our experiences and participating in a topic that continues to be the subject of ongoing interest and debate!

The Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals (OAHP) in partnership with, the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), submitted

comments related to the Proposed Changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations: Bill 23 (Schedule 6) – the Proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022’. In the submission, OAHP and CAHP applauded the Ontario government’s commitment to address the housing crisis and highlight the importance of viewing housing through a heritage conservation perspective. Among other recommendations, the submission underlines that addressing the housing crisis can incorporate building reuse and repurposing, and highlights the importance of considering built heritage resources, cultural heritage landscapes, and archaeological resources as vital assets in the community.

Read the full submission


Location: Toronto
President: Kayla Jonas Galvin

Email: on@cahp-acecp.ca

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