Use our Heritage Conservation Tools Resource Guides to implement heritage conservation in your community. Each guide provides the legislative context and key information that will allow you to integrate best practices when implementing a specific heritage planning tool.
BC’s local governments have a variety of heritage conservation tools that are made available through the Local Government Act. These tools are the means to effectively manage community heritage resources to better integrate heritage conservation in planning.
The Local Government Act provides the legal framework, but it provides little guidance about the formation and application of the heritage tools. As a result, there are numerous approaches—some are successful, others less so, and still others fail.
The goal of these resource guides is to support the formation and ongoing work of community heritage conservation through research, guidelines, and standards. By understanding best practices and lessons learned, improved interpretation and implementation is possible.
Learn more about BC’s Heritage Legislation here.
Check out our Heritage Quick Studies, thirteen short reference guides that will introduce your or your busy colleagues, committee members, and councillors to individual heritage conservation tools.
Register your staff, heritage committee or commission for a one-time custom Heritage Workshop led by a certified Heritage Professional. In the workshop, you will learn to apply these tools in the most suitable way for your local context.
Decision making : A Suggested Approach for Achieving Consensus
A Brief Summary of Heritage Alteration Permits
A Brief Overview of Insuring Heritage Properties
Read Sample Bylaws