The conference program reflects the diversity of the historic places and museums sector and offers sessions with an inspiring mix of voices - volunteers, professionals, policy makers, elected officials, and business owners.

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 Simultaneous Interpretation (English-French / French-English)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

National Round Table on Rural Heritage


Canada’s Rural Heritage is being lost at a staggering rate: majestic barns are being left to decay, traditional hubs of rural communities such as schools and churches are being abandoned, and rich cultural landscapes are being transformed by industrial farming practices.  Join us at this first-ever National Trust Round Table on Rural Heritage, where we launch a pan-Canadian dialogue on how the rural heritage is being threatened, what successful strategies are being deployed, and collectively, what the heritage sector can do to prevent further loss.

Speakers at the Round Table will include:

  • TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac N-B, Former Chairman of the Liberal Rural Caucus
  • Dr. Kelly Vodden, Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies (Grenfell Campus) Memorial University, Rural Resilience Institute, NL
  • Heather Campbell, Executive Director, Small, Toronto, ON
  • Representatives of the Trust’s National Council

For more information, contact Robert Pajot,

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 WORKSHOP 1 – Implementing Heritage Surveys and Digital Inventories Presented by Getty Conservation Institute, Arches, and Survey Los Angeles

Learn From Global Leaders at the Digital Cutting-Edge of Heritage Planning.
Unlock heritage surveys and digital inventories as powerful tools for understanding and managing heritage in your community.

A fundamental principle in heritage management is that knowing and having up-to-date information on one’s heritage is essential to its protection and promotion. This principle makes heritage inventories, and information fed into them from survey activities, critical tools to inform planning policies, processes, decision-making, the targeting of community investment, and heritage promotion. This workshop will cover practical considerations, approaches, and tools for heritage surveys and inventories – small and large, rural and urban.

PRICE Delegates $125, Non-delegates $175


WORKSHOP 2 Downtowns Rising 5 – Creative Solutions for Building and Maintaining Momentum in Historic Downtowns

(Workshop Leader: Jim Mountain, Regeneration Associate, National Trust for Canada)

Downtowns Rising 5 will draw on expertise and case examples from Fredericton and across Canada, inspiring participants to imagine what is possible and arming them with creative solutions and best practices for downtown revitalization. The day will combine inspired plenary presentations with work in teams on the streets of downtown Fredericton.

 PRICE Delegates $95, Non-delegates $125


WORKSHOP 3 Back-to-Back Workshops for Museum, Historic Sites, or Heritage Organizations… And Visit Historic Gagetown!


Build organizational capacity at your museum, historic site, or heritage organization with a workshop “double-header,” and get insight into historic site management and regeneration in Gagetown, New Brunswick.


Workshop A: Creating Clarity Out of Confusion: Building Strong Board and Staff Partnerships

(Workshop Leader: Clare Northcott)

Do you have Board meetings that go on for hours, disengaged Board members and/or blurred lines between staff, board and other volunteer roles?  This workshop will focus on resources, policies and best practices to help optimize the skills of your Board and help Executive Directors create a successful partnership that strengthens your organization.  Share your experiences, learn from others and come away with concrete tools to implement when you return back home.


Workshop B: Fix it Before it Breaks: Restructuring Your Volunteer Program in 2018

(Workshop Leaders: Kim Rayworth and Nathalie Lemay)

How to attract diverse individuals who want to contribute to the growth of a vibrant arts organization. Tips on engagement, recognition and incentives, as well as aligning a large group of individuals in the pursuit of a common goal will be shared.

Kim Rayworth has been a member of the management team at the Capitol Theatre since 2009. After serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors, Kim became the organization’s Director of Development and implanted a corporate partnership program. In 2015, she became the Managing Director of the state-of-the-art complex that includes two performance stages, a 4,000 sq. ft. creation space and a professional theatre academy that offers theatre classes to more than 300 students each year. She works with a staff of more than 30 individuals and manages an annual operating budget of $1,8M. Each year, the Capitol Theatre hosts more than 150 performances, delivering enriching experiences for more than 100,000 visitors, striving to assure patron satisfaction above all else.

Nathalie Lemay

Nathalie Lemay has been working in her community for 22 years in radio and community television, producing provincial electoral coverage and public affairs programming. For 9 years, she served as Volunteer Resources Coordinator for Rogers tv New Brunswick. This leadership role managing, recruiting and training over 350 volunteers across the province has led her to the Capitol Theatre, where she has been Lead Front of House & Volunteer Coordinator for the past year.

 PRICE AHNB Members FREE, Non-members $50




National Trust's National Council Meeting (by invitation)

Leaders of  province-wide heritage organizations from across Canada meet to discuss common issues and strategies.

For more information: Natalie Bull


WORKSHOP for High School Students & Professionals - Reuse or Demolition?

(Presented by CAHP)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Glorious Light: The Stained Glass of Fredericton's Churches

(Leader: John Leroux, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Beaverbrook Art Gallery)

Fredericton's downtown churches are home to hundreds of stained-glass windows dating from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present day. In this tour, architect and art historian John Leroux directs our eyes to the way in which the multifaceted ideological and spiritual character of the city is portrayed through the illuminated richness of its stained glass.





Downtown Fredericton – Everything Old is New Again

(Leader: Ian Robertson, Architect)

While Fredericton has lost its share of heritage buildings over the years, many significant structures reflecting its past remain, whether continuing their original function or repurposed for a more contemporary use. Fredericton architect Ian Robertson will lead you on a walking tour of a number of these repurposed buildings, including the former York County Gaol (science centre), and a trio of buildings by illustrious 19th century architect James Charles Dumaresq: the Randolph building (offices), the former Fredericton High School (residential) and the former Charlotte St. School (arts centre).





Up the Hill (UNB) (Walking)

(Leader: Barbara Nicholson (Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Property Development, UNB))

Springing from humble Loyalist roots in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, is the oldest continuously used English language university campus in Canada. From a core of heritage buildings and a series of name changes, UNB has flourished to become one of the finest small universities in this country.

Perched on a hill overlooking the city and the Saint John River valley, the campus has expanded from a single structure (Sir Howard Douglas Hall) to almost 70 buildings, many under the 1957 Georgian-style master plan of celebrated American architect J. Frederick Larson. “Up the hill” was a phrase used by generations of Frederictonians to indicate their hometown choice for post-secondary education. Join us for an “up the hill” tour of a selection of notable campus buildings.

The tour will include visits to the Sir Howard Douglas Hall (the "original" 1829 building), McCord Hall, Brydone Jack Observatory, and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Marysville – From Company Town to Social Housing Hub

(Leaders: Alex Forbes, City Planner & Terry Arnold, Marysville Heritage Committee)

This bus and walking tour will include a visit to the former Cotton Mill, community gardens, manager and tenement housing, an affordable housing project, and community centre.  The Gibson railway lines have been transformed into walking trails.  Although he died over a 100 years ago, there are many green shoots of hope that the social and economic legacy of “Boss” Gibson has been carried forward by a new generation of residents who believe in his vision and hope for the community.





New Brunswick Symbols (Walking Tour)

(Leaders: Diane Mercier-Allain (Visitor Services Coordinator, Legislative Assembly), City Hall -  TBA Government House -Tim Richardson (Principal Secretary, Office of the Lieutenant-Governor))

Get behind the scenes of “official” Fredericton with visits to the City’s pivotal government buildings: the New Brunswick Legislative Building, Fredericton City Hall, and Historic Government House. Built in 1882, the stone, Second Empire style Legislative Assembly is New Brunswick’s seat of government, and features an impressive, high-Victorian Assembly Chamber. Fredericton City Hall is the oldest municipal hall in Atlantic Canada still in use and was declared a National Historic Site in 1984. Erected in 1828, the stone, Georgian style Government House is the official residence of New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor, a conference centre, a living museum, and the "ceremonial home to all New Brunswickers."





Fredericton Roots (Bus Tour)

(Leaders: Hayes Farm - Edee Klee (Co-Chair, NB Community Harvest Gardens Inc.) & St. Mary’s First Nation - TBA)

Fredericton Roots will take you to the north side of the Saint John River to the St. Mary’s First Nation (whose reserve dates to 1867) and the historic Hayes Urban Teaching Farm.  The Hayes Farm sits on a 550-acre land grant from King George III to Loyalist Nehemiah Marks, transitioned to five generations of the Hayes family farm in 1836. Subsequent land donations (to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church) and sales (including Doone St. social housing and Leo Hayes High School) reduced the small dairy farm to its current 7.5 acres, with no heirs able to carry on in farming.

Enter New Brunswick Community Harvest Gardens Inc. in 2015, with their idea to create an “Urban Teaching Farm”, with a focus on relationship-based, small scale, regenerative farming for a new generation of mostly young people wishing to “test the waters” before committing to become full-time crop farmers. An “oasis” surrounded by ever-increasing urban development, the farm is home to one remaining hay barn with hand-hewn timbers, the original farmhouse dating from 1843, and a fresh crop of future farmers.




1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Anglican Cathedral Precinct Revitalization

Located in the heart of Fredericton the beautiful Anglican Cathedral (a National Historic Site of Canada) is part of a precinct of properties owned by the Anglican Church.  Facing significant challenges for this site’s long term sustainability, the Anglican Church has embarked on a process to revitalize the precinct.  Join this walking tour of the precinct and the magnificent Cathedral, which will include breakout group discussions where you can add your voice to the analysis of the options that are being considered.



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


National Rountable on Heritage Education (by invitation)

Heritage academics and students meet to discuss issues relevant to heritage education and training in Canada.

For more information: Chris Wiebe

4:30 pm -6:00 pm



Association Heritage New Brunswick (AHNB) Annual General Meeting

Location: TBA


CAHP Annual General Meeting

Location: Fredericton Convention Centre

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm



Conference Sponsor Appreciation Event (by invitation only)

Hosted by the National Trust for Canada, the Canadian Association for Heritage Professionals and Association Heritage New Brunswick.

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm



Keynote Speaker – Glen Murray (Executive Director, Pembina Institute)

Location: Fredericton Convention Centre

Prior to joining the Institute, Glen was an Ontario cabinet minister, and oversaw several portfolios, including transportation; training, colleges, and universities; research and innovation, and most recently, environment and climate change. In his role as environment minister, Glen led the development and implementation of the cap-and-trade system, and extended producer responsibility in Ontario. His work was foundational to the creation of the Quebec-Ontario-California carbon market.

Glen has held a number of leadership roles, including serving as mayor of Winnipeg from 1998-2004, and was chair of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus. During his time as mayor, he led the successful fight to transfer the five cents/litre federal gas tax to municipalities.

He also served as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, under Prime Ministers Harper and Martin. Glen was also president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.

Glen started his career in activism as a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society, and helped establish the Village Clinic in Winnipeg, a centre for AIDS prevention and care. He has worked internationally, helping establish the World Health AIDS Service Organization’s working group.

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9:30 pm - 10:00 pm



Exhibit Gala

Come grab a bite to eat and mix and mingle with conference exhibitors.


9:30 pm - 11:30 pm



Late Night Heritage Mixer

Location: TBA




Friday, October 19th, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am




8:30 am - 10:00 am

SESSION 1.1    

Leveraging the Spirit of Place: New Ways to Market and Sustain Historic Places

Resilient and successful regions, communities and historic destinations always start with a deep connection to the community, a respect for place and the creation of truly authentic experiences. In this session, we bring together a diverse group of dynamic speakers who will teach us about everything from how the ecomuseum model can revitalize communities and regions to how business savvy can help revitalize your historic destination.

Moderator: Alison Faulknor (Director, New Initiatives, National Trust)

  • Glenn Sutter (Curator of Human Ecology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina) Partners, Flexibility, and Patience: Why Ecomuseums are catching on in Saskatchewan
  • Leah O’Malley (Dept. of Anthropology, University of Regina) Inspiring a Community: Central Characters of Community Engagement
  • Shawn McCarthy (Executive Director, Île Beaubears Island, Miramichi, NB) – An Emerald Uncovered: The Reawakening of Beaubears Island
  • Jonathan Wade (Principal, Social Delta, Ottawa, ON) - In the Business of Cultural Learning
  • Parks Canada – Speaker TBA



Expanding the Toolbox: Heritage Planning Tools on the Cutting-Edge – CAHP Session

Moderator: Erik Hanson (Heritage Resources Coordinator, City of Peterborough, ON)

  • David Myers (Senior Project Specialist and Manager, Recording and Documentation Unit Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA) – Inventories: Promoting Effectiveness as a Tool for Heritage Management
  • Janet Hansen (Deputy Manager, Office of Historic Resources, Department of City Planning, Los Angeles, CA, USA) –Harnessing the Power of Context Statement
  • Don Luxton (Principal, Don Luxton and Associates, Vancouver, BC) –Calibrating Heritage Value: The Vancouver Thematic Framework
  • Dima Cook (Senior Associate, EVOQ, Toronto, ON) & Reece Milton (Assistant Program Manager, EVOQ, Toronto, ON)  - Capturing Cultural Heritage Value through Spatial Relationships and Analysis



Heritage-Led Development: What’s Holding Us Back?

Moderator: Michael Seaman (Director of Planning, Town of Grimsby & National Trust, Governor, ON)

  • Ross Keith (Owner/Founder, Nicor Group, Regina, SK)
  • Aaron Murnaghan (Principal Planner, Heritage, Planning & Development, Halifax, NS)
  • Peter Brown (Founder, Bayside Group, Summerside, PEI)
  • Colin Robertson (Vice-President, Operations and Risk Control, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Toronto, ON) – Insurance Valuations of Heritage Buildings
  • Jim Bezanson (Conservation Architect, Saint John, NB) – Economics of Heritage Project in Saint John, NB



Fredericton Indigenous Heritage Forum (Part 1) – Indigenous New Brunswick, Treaties, and Understanding the Value of the Land

  • Rosalie Francis (RFrancis Law Sipekne’katik, Indian Brook, NS) – Covenant Chain of Peace and Friendship Treaties
  • Andrea Bear Nicholas (Professor Emeritus, St. Thomas University)
  • Paul Williams (Solicitor, Intervenor Council, Passamaquoddy Nation)

10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Relevance and Impact: Unlocking the Social Value of Historic Places

Moderator: Sophie Cormier (Director, Resurgo Place Culture and Heritage, Moncton, NB)

  • Reid Henry (President and CEO, cSpace Projects, Calgary, AB) – Placemaking and Animation Approaches for Creative Hubs
  • Christine Sypnowich (Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Queen’s University) – Cultural Heritage, Human Flourishing, and Social Justice
  • Jayme Hall (Executive Director, Catapult Construction, Saint John, NB) – Heritage Training as an Instrument for Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
  • Lydia Mouysset (Musée Saint-Raymond de Toulouse, France) - S’ouvrir: l’expérience Muséomix, les réseaux sociaux et autres initiatives [Opening up: The Museomix Experience, Social Media and Other Initiatives]



Heritage Mash Up: Blending New and Old in Challenging Contexts – CAHP Session

Moderator: Alan Stacey (Principal Conservator, Heritage Mill & Vice-President, CAHP, Dundas, ON)

  • Regan Hutcheson (Manager, Heritage Planning, City of Markham, ON) – Intensification in a Heritage Village: Using a Pattern Book
  • Stephanie Hoagland (Principal, Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. New York, NY, USA) & Carolyn Samko (Senior Project Manager, Heritage Facilities and Capital Planning, City of Hamilton, ON) – From Science to Stenciling: The Importance of Finish Investigations in the Conservation of Historic Sites.
  • Yew -Thong Leong (Associate Professor, Dept. Of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON) –Opportunity Does Knock Twice: Redrawing and Rebuilding Frank Lloyd Wright’s Banff Pavilion
  • Michael Greguol (Cultural Heritage Specialist, AECOM, Kitchener, ON) & Christine Beard Laaber (Structural Engineer, AECOM, Kitchener, ON) & Emily Sicilia (Landscape Architect, AECOM, Kitchener, ON) – The Stories Our Infrastructure Can Tell: Decision-Making Around the Historic Thamesville Bridge



Unlocking the Potential: Heritage as an Economic Driver

Moderator: Paulette Theriault (Councillor, City of Moncton & Board Member, National Trust)

  • Kevin Silliker (Director, Economic Development, City of Moncton) & Jean-Pierre Charron (Senior Planner, Heritage Conservation, City of Moncton) 
  • Michael Von Hausen (President, MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc., Surrey, BC)– Author of Small is Big: Jump-Starting Small-City Downtowns for the New Economy (2018)
  • Craig Stevens (President, Ontario Business Improvement Area Association & Managing Director, Downtown Barrie Business Association)
  • Herménégilde Chiasson (Poet, Playwright, and Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick)– Communicating the Value of Heritage  TBC 



Fredericton Indigenous Heritage Forum (Part 2) – Protecting the Land: Best Practices and Current Challenges for Co-Stewardship and Land Management

  • Renata Woodward (Executive Director, Nature Trust of New Brunswick), Tracy Anne Cloud (Director of Lands and Conservation, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, Eel Ground, NB),  Cynthia Howland (Passamoquoddy First Nation, St. Stephen’s, NB) & Timothy Plant (Consultation Officer, St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton, NB) - Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s Guidance Board – Reconciliation and Co-Stewardship
  • Eric Tremblay (Eric Tremblay, Ecologist, Kouchibouguac National Park, Parks Canada) & Derek Simons (MTI) – Co-Stewardship in a National Park
  • Patricia Dunnett (General Manager, Metepenagiag Heritage Park, Red Bank, NB) – Funding Challenges and Successes at Metepenagiag Heritage Park
  • Jamie Gorman (Consultation Officer, Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick, Tobique, NB) & Jason Jeandron (Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Prospectors, Fredericton, NB) – Municipal Planning Act



Special Meeting – National Forum on Heritage Planning

Moderator: Susan Schappert (Heritage Planner, Town of Oakville, ON & Vice-President, CAHP)

  • Ken O’Brien (Chief Municipal Planner, City of St. John’s, NL)
  • Seamus McGreal (Planner III, Urban Design & Heritage, Halifax, NS)
  • Alastair Pollock (Heritage Planner, Urban Design & Heritage, City of Calgary, AB)
  • Michael Seaman (Director of Planning, Town of Grimsby & National Trust, Governor, ON)
  • Émilie Vézina-Doré (Conseillère à la mise en valeur du patrimoine, Division du patrimoine et des relations internationals, Ville de Québec)


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Workshop Session – Municipal Sustainability Goals and Historic Places: How Does it All Fit Together?

Facilitated by: Yi Liu (Lead, Energy Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, FCM, Ottawa, ON)

Buildings account for a significant amount of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts in communities across Canada. Many municipalities have set ambitious sustainability goals for their communities. This lunch hour workshop will explore the role of historic buildings in helping Canadian communities achieve their sustainability goals and the challenges associated with retrofitting historic buildings – e.g., what are the right targets, how to value the intangible? Please bring your knowledge, experience and insights to help identify measures that municipalities can implement to unlock the sustainability potential of heritage buildings.

12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

Lunch & Learn about Canadian Heritage Funding Opportunities

Presented by: Rebecca Moyes,  Arts and Heritage Program Manager, Department of Canadian Heritage, Atlantic Region.

This lunch hour presentation will provide information on Canadian Heritage programs that support the heritage sector.  It will primarily focus on the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, an infrastructure program that supports traditional arts and heritage facilities, such as museums, theatres and performing arts centres that result in improved physical conditions for professional arts and heritage related collaboration, creation, presentation, preservation, and exhibition. In addition, information will be provided on the Museums Assistance Program and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Plenary Session 3.1

#ChangetheGame4Heritage: Why Federal Action Matters for Canada’s Museums, Historic Places, and Indigenous Heritage

  • John Aldag (Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City, Langley, BC)
  • Richard Alway (Chair, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON)
  • Natalie Bull (Executive Director, National Trust for Canada, Ottawa, ON)
  • John McAvity (Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, ON)
  • Chief Allan Polchies Jr. (St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton)
  • Bernard Thériault (NB Member, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Caraquet, NB)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Historic Sites and Museums

Moderator: Shawn McCarthy (Executive Director, Île Beaubears Island, Miramichi, NB)

  • Edee Klee (Co-Chair, NB Community Harvest Gardens Inc., Fredericton, NB) – Hayes Farm Rebirth: From Historic Farm to Regenerative Learn-to-Farm Program for Fredericton
  • Debra Soule (Economic Development Officer – Arts, Culture and Heritage, City of Kawartha Lakes, ON) – Experiencing Local Heritage through Hands-On Reconstruction of a Heritage Asset: Growing the Cultural Tourism Economy
  • Paul Morralee (Director, Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, ON) - Perserverance and Reinvention: Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Lighthouse


  • Todd E. Caissie (PhD Candidate, Art History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers University) – Marshalling Difficult Cultural Heritage to Revitalize a Community: The New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum Case Study
  • Cynthia Wallace-Casey (SSHRC Posdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Ottawa) – Museums & Reconciliation
  • Bill Hicks (Acting CEO, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB)


  • Kristen McLaughlin (Master of Museum Studies Candidate, University of Toronto)– Close to Home: Evolving Engagement Strategies in Alberta’s Local Museums
  • Koral LaVorgna (Executive Director, AHNB) – Detective Perspective: Clues to Solving Museum Mysteries
  • Alan Edwards (Digital Media Studio Head, New Brunswick College of Craft & Design) – Historic Virtual Reality Experiences



Sites of Conscience: Recognizing and Interpreting Heritage Flashpoints

Moderator: Christina Cameron (Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, Université de Montréal)

  • Paula Whitlow (Executive Director, Woodland Cultural Centre),Dawn Hill and Roberta Hill (Mohawk Village Memorial Park Directors) – Saving the Evidence: Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ontario
  • Beth Hanna (CEO, Ontario Heritage Trust, Toronto) - Reimagining Heritage Value: Truth-Telling and Reconciliation in the Recognition/Interpretation of Ontario Historic Places
  • Jill Taylor (Co-Founder, Taylor Hazell Architects, Toronto, ON) –Approaches to Complex Sites: Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Rodney Small (Common Good Solutions & O.N.E. North End, Halifax, NS) – Gentrification in North End Halifax and the Legacy of Africville



National Trust's Winners Circle

Featuring exemplary projects and places that contribute to quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the viability of heritage buildings and sites for traditional or new uses.



Growing Strong: Rising to the Challenges Facing Rural Heritage

Moderator: Robert Pajot (Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust)

  • Ève Renaud-Roy (Designer urbain et Aménagiste, L'ENCLUME – Atelier de développement territorial, Montreal, QC) – Innovation social et réhabilitation du patrimoine : l’appropriation du processus de design par la communauté creative de Saint-Germain-de-Kamouraska 
  • Jane Nicholson (Secretary, Annapolis Royal Wharf Association, NS) – “Think of it Like a String of Pearls”: How a Simple Metaphor Changed Economic Development on the Annapolis River
  • Gerry Zegerius (Senior Structural Engineer, Tacoma Engineers, Guelph, ON) – The Bank Barn in the Rural Landscape
  • Charles Hazell (Co-Founder, Taylor Hazell Architects, Toronto, ON) – Conservation Work on Remote Nova Scotia Lighthouses
  • Matthew Somerville (Heritage Planner & Farmer, Port Perry, ON) –  Leveraging the Value of Rural Heritage Resources



Indigenous Cultural Awareness Session & Talking Circle

Facilitator: Cecelia Brooks (Director of Indigenous Knowledge, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, Eel Ground, NB)


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


National Trust Donor Appreciation Event (By invitation only)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


National Trust's Winner's Circle Reception presented by Ecclesiastical Insurance (by invitation only)

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


National Trust, CAHP & AHNB Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception

Location: Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 10:00 am

5.1 Plenary

Disposable Buildings: Understanding & Challenging Our Culture of Architectural Obsolescence

Moderator: Susan Ross (Assistant Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON)

  • Daniel Abramson (Boston University) – Obsolescence: An Architectural History
  • Annmarie Adams (McGill University)

10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Heritage Advocacy 2.0: Building an effective voice, winning hearts and minds

Moderator: Chris Wiebe (National Trust)

  • Raymond Biesinger (Illustrator and Artist, Montreal, QC)
  • Dinu Bumbaru (Policy Director, Héritage Montreal, QC)
  • Dan Rose (Communications Coordinator, Edmonton Heritage Council, AB)
  • Cindy Tugwell (Executive Director, Heritage Winnipeg, MB)
  • Rod Stears (Saint John, NB)
  • Bill Yuen (Executive Director, Heritage Vancouver)



A Bridge Too Far? What To Do About New Brunswick Covered Bridges – AHNB Session

Moderator: Sherry Little (Vice-President, AHNB)

  • Bill Caswell (President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, USA)
  • Dr. Dan Tingley (Senior Engineer for Wood Research and Development)
  • Representative, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Government of New Brunswick



Heritage-Led Revitalization

Moderator: Jim Mountain (Regeneration Associate, National Trust, Almonte, ON)

  • Marilyn Hardisty (Program Coordinator, Jean Marie River First Nation, NWT) & Rebecca Haboucha (PhD Candidate, Heritage Studies, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK) – A Third Museum Age? Museums as Forms of Reconciliation and Revitalization in the Dehcho Region, Northwest Territories)
  • Marie-Linda Lord (Présidente de la Fondation de la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption & professeure titulaire en Information-communication, L’Université de Moncton) – Le sauvegarde de la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption de Moncton : une Fondation et une communauté engagés 
  • Matthew Brown (Urban Planner & Landscape Architect, Ekistics Plan & Design, Halifax, NS)
  • Jenny Lugar (Sustainable Cities Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, NS) – Investing in Traditional Main Streets: Examples in Public Policy and Urban Planning that Can Rebuild Towns Using Heritage Assets



Learning Lab – Rising to the Challenges of Revitalizing Historic Places of Faith

Historic places of faith, whether alone or as part of a precinct of religious buildings, testify to the central role that these institutions played in Canadian cities.  Yet they are increasingly at risk due to diminished revenues, changing needs and intense development pressures.  Join us to learn how religious organizations and community groups can work together to achieve positive results in the revitalization of these remarkable assets.

Session Leader:  Robert Pajot, Regeneration Project Leader, National Trust

  • Claire Forward (M.Sc. Architectural Conservation Candidate, University of Edinburgh) – The Adaptive Reuse of Church Buildings of the United Kingdom: Best Practices to Apply in Canada
  • Kendra Fry (Regeneration Works Advisor, Faith & The Common Good, Toronto) - Faith Spaces as Creative Places- How Arts Partnerships Strengthen Faith Buildings
  • The Right Reverend David Edwards (Bishop of Fredericton) – The Revitalization of the Fredericton Anglican Cathedral Precinct
  • Graham Singh, (Executive Director, Trinity Centres Foundation, Montreal) – Recrafting Urban Historic Churches Into Community Hubs


12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


National Trust for Canada Annual General Meeting

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

7.1 Parks Canada Session

Discussion of the ENVI Committee Report on "Preserving Canada's Heritage"

Workshop Leader: Ellen Bertrand, Parks Canada Director of Cultural Heritage Strategies

Attendees are invited to learn about the recommendations made by the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) in its report "Preserving Canada's Heritage: The Foundation for Tomorrow". Presenter Ellen Bertrand will provide information about the Report and the work done to date seeking feedback on the recommendations. In addition, using a world café process, participants will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and provide feedback on:

  • the recommendations for strengthened federal heritage legislation and policy,
  • the need for financial and other support measures,
  • the integration of Indigenous perspectives, and
  • existing and future research on the state of and impacts of the Canadian built heritage sector.


7.2 Spark Session

Rooting Vibrant Places

Moderator: Victoria Angel (Associate, ERA Architects, Toronto, ON)

  • Connor Ishiguro Turnbull (Founder, Leaside Matter, Toronto, ON) – Opportunity Knocks, But What’s the Secret Knock? Thoughful Evolution and Retaining Place in Leaside, Toronto
  • Maude Blanchet (double maîtrise en architecture et maîtrise en sciences de l’architecture (avec mémoire) à l’école d’architecture de l’Université Laval, Montreal, QC) – Caractérisation du paysage 
  • Don Loucks (Managing Principal, Metropolitan Design Ltd., Toronto, ON) – The John Street Roundhouse: Intensification & Regeneration & Placemaking


  • Brian Scott and Michiel Brouns (Oricalcum Linseed Paint and Oil, Leeds, UK) – Linseed-Oil Paint: Or, Rediscovering Our Painting Heritage
  • Ryan Lee (Intern Architect, ATA Architects, Oakville, ON) – The Future of the Past: The Story of Toronto’s Palimpsests
  • Brian Arnott(Leaf & Branch Lands & Building Corporation) & Kathryn Gamache (Aspotogan Heritage Trust) – Reviving a Mid-Century Canadian Forces Base


  • Pierre Cormier - Pérenniser le patrimoine religieux bouctouchois : la grand-voile est déployée. 
  • Michael Philpott (Heritage Officer, Preservation, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s) - The preservation of historic buildings requires knowledge of traditional building skills that are often possessed by an older generation of carpenters.  In many cases, carpenters learned from their fathers and grandfathers who possessed local building knowledge based on experience and years of careful observation.  As this generation of carpenters passes on, so too does much of the knowledge they hold.  Heritage NL is currently undertaking an oral history project to gather some of this information which it hopes to share with a younger generation of builders.
  • Nicholas Lynch (Assistant Professor, Geography, Memorial University, St. John’s) & Rebecca LeDrew (MA Student, Geography, Memorial University) - Heritage Adaptations on the Edge: Exploring rural cosmopolitanism and parochial urbanism through adaptive reuse in Newfoundland


7.3 Challenging Futures for Heritage Conservation: Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Question of Value

Moderator: Tom Morrison (Principal, Heritage Standing – Structural Engineering for Historic Places, Fredericton, NB)

  • Matthew Betts (Curator, Atlantic Provinces Archaeology, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC) –Canada’s Coastal Erosion Crisis and Canadian Archaeology’s Response
  • Steven Mannell (Director, College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS) – Unpacking “Environmental Architecture”
  • Victoria Dickinson (Independent Consultant, Montreal, QC) & David Deo (Heritage Specialist, Common Bond Collective) – “Talking About Place” Project
  • Kerry Gosse (Discipline Leader, Buildings Architecture, Stantec, Dartmouth, NS) & Meaghan Rivard (Senior Heritage Consultant, Stantec, Kitchener, ON) – The Designation By-Law: Make - or-Break Tool


7.4 Learning Lab

How to raise money for your historic site or museum

Join us for this Regeneration Works Learning Lab that will tackle the question of how to raise funds and generate revenue in a small organization or small community. Our speakers will share their own experiences raising money and suggest strategies on how to amplify your voice and think outside the box with your fundraising and revenue generation efforts.

Session Leader: Alison Faulknor, Director of New Initiatives, National Trust for Canada

  • Gerry Gillcash (President, Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum, NB) Dare to dream: Fundraising success at the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum.
  • Frank Carroll (Board Director & Treasurer, McAdam Railway Station, NB) Rekindling the community connection at the McAdam Railway Station.
  • Sarah Leslie (President, Friends of the Kentville Library, NS) Making it personal: Galvanizing community support for the Kentville Library.
  • Alison Faulknor (Director of New Initiatives, National Trust for Canada, ON)  Making the most of your fundraising efforts in a small organization or community.


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Place, Language, and Resilience: A Musical Performance and Conversation

  • Jeremy Dutcher (Performer, Composer, Activist, Musicologist)
  • Imelda Perley (Elder-In Residence Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB)

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Closing Party

Location: Picaroons Northside


Are you ready to register for the largest gathering of heritage professionals? Early bird registration ends on September 28th, 2018