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Library and Archives Canada launches 2018–2019 funding cycle for Documentary Heritage Communities Program

December 4, 2017

Gatineau, Quebec – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018–2019 funding cycle for its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

For a fourth year, LAC will invest $1.5 million through the DHCP.

The contributions support the development of Canada’s archival, library and museum communities, and the professional associations that represent them, by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage. Since 2015–2016, LAC has contributed $4.5 million to support 140 projects in Canada.

LAC invites all eligible organizations to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for the 2018–2019 funding cycle is February 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Interested groups can find the 2018-2019 guidelines, FAQs and a link to the Program’s new online application portal on the LAC website. This site also includes more information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives. If they have any questions, applicants may contact LAC at 819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035, or by email at, before submitting a funding application under the DHCP.

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