The Community Heritage Commission (CHC) will generally oversee heritage issues and the implementation of heritage initiatives. More specifically, the CHC may manage and implement community heritage conservation planning and activities, provide advice, and support authorized activities, and may consider land use, planning, bylaws, and permits, and advise on official community plans, zoning, permits, and other requirements.
The following list offers a range of broad and specific activities that can be undertaken.
The description of the CHC’s work is a critical section in the commission’s terms of reference. It is important that this section is well thought out, taking into account the benefit of the Commission (e.g. community connections, expertise, experiences, advise, interests) and the needs and goals of the local government. The success of the CHC often rests on the thorough and comprehensive description of its work.
Broad work of the commission
While this list is made up of actual activities from Community Heritage Commission terms of references, it should not be considered an exhaustive or an ideal list. Nevertheless, this information does illustrate the potential of a CHC and the support it can provide to its council and community.