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NHSAO Mission Statement

The National Historic Sites Alliance for Ontario promotes the commemorative integrity and value of national historic sites through co-operative action by site owners, managers and stakeholders.

NHSAO Brief History

NHSAO was founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2010 with the following objectives:

  • To achieve a collective understanding of the meaning of designation and a commitment to achieve and maintain the commorative integrity of National Historic Sites
  • To provide a forum for communication and cooperative action among owners and managers of National Historic Sites and others (government, non-government organizations, foundations, etc.) who have an interest in these sites
  • To share information, expertise and best practices in conservation, presentation, promotion, marketing and financial sustainability
  • To share information on training and to provide training opportunities
  • To share information on relevant government (federal, provincial, and municipal), as well as non-government programs and to provide input into the development and operation of these programs
  • To increase awareness of the significance of National Historic Sites in Ontario and the system of National Historic Sites across Canada
  • To create greater public awareness and understanding of heritage conservation, and to support National Historic Sites when their commemorative integrity is threatened.

NHSAO has undertaken a number of initiatives to accomplish these objectives, including holding annual conferences and periodic workshops, distributing information binders to all newly designated National Historic Sites, publishing a newsletter called Site Lines, and maintaining this website.

NHSAO Board of Directors