EDUCATION & TRAINING 

Community Workshops

Heritage BC will bring the expertise to you with these new interactive community workshops: Heritage Basics, Identifying Heritage Values, and Writing Statements of Significance.

Does your municipality, community organization or heritage group need something specific?  Let us know if you are interested in presentations on heritage incentives, revitalization agreements, or establishing conservation areas? Fee will be dependent on work-shop content and length. Heritage BC will work with you to develop educational workshops to meet your community’s goals. 

The fee will be dependent on workshop content and length and includes multiple participants. Join with another community to make it more affordable for all! To discuss options, book a workshop or get more information, call our office at 604.428.7243.
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Heritage Basics

This two hour workshop is for communities new to heritage conservation or for those that want to incorporate new legislative tools or values-based management into already existing heritage programs. This is a great workshop for heritage society members, planners, elected officials, community heritage commissions, heritage property owners, the business and tourism community and the general public.  

The workshop can be tailored to reflect your community’s needs, goals and capacity. We’ll talk about the benefits of heritage conservation (social, environmental, economic) and help you identify your heritage values to guide decision making.  We can include an environmental sustainability component if your community has integrated sustainability into your Official Community Plan.  

Participants will gain an understanding of values centred heritage conservation, including benefits, challenges, opportunities and possible next steps for their community. NO heritage background necessary.

Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) can receive 1.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for this workshop. Members of the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) can receive 1.75 Core CPL LUs for this workshop.

Fee:  Two hour workshop $650 plus travel and accommodation when required (non member $700) for your entire group (Heritage Commission, City Council, Board, etc.)


Identifying Heritage Values 

Are there places in your community that have special meaning but may not conform to conventional ideas of what ‘heritage’ may be?  This full day workshop is for communities that want to understand the big picture of their own heritage values to inform their Official Community Plan or to develop their Community Heritage Register (whether new or existing).

This is a great opportunity to engage a variety of ages and backgrounds in community heritage planning.  The workshop is aimed at local governments and a diverse cross-section of the community, including business and tourism sector, educators, heritage and recreation advocates, and First Nations representation.

Participants will be encouraged to think beyond the heritage label and consider places that are special to them for social and community reasons.  Residents of your community may be some of the best ‘experts’ you have.  This workshop is an opportunity for all participants to express their ideas about special places.

Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) can receive 4.5 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for this workshop.

Fee:  Full Day $1200 plus travel & accommodation when required (non member $1300) for your entire group (Heritage Commission, City Council, Board, etc.) 


Writing Statements of Significance

This full day hands-on workshop helps participants develop a Statements of Significance (SOS), part of the necessary documentation for identified sites on a Community Heritage Register. Participants will get tools to update their Community Heritage Register to meet the documentation standards of both the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

The SOS is an essential part of historic place record documentation and should function as a planning tool to inform decision-making in the heritage conservation process. It provides guidance to property owners, architects, developers and others who are making an intervention to an historic place.  By identifying key elements of an historic place, the SOS becomes a critical link between heritage values and conservation actions.

Participants will gain an understanding of what an SOS is, how it can be used and what elements to include in a well-written document.  We will offer guidance on how to research and develop a draft SOS. The workshop is aimed at local governments and heritage advocates with an existing understanding of values-based management and heritage conservation concepts.

Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) can receive 4.5 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for this workshop. Members of the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) can receive 4.5 Core CPL LUs for this workshop.

Fee:  $1200 plus travel & accommodation when required (non member $1300) for your entire group (Heritage Commission, City Council, Board, etc.).  Invite other communities or groups to join and share the costs. 


 




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