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Canadian Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Canadian Network for ICH / Réseau canadien pour le PCI

Interest in Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is growing throughout the world, particularly as it draws attention to the role of living cultural heritage as a means of promoting sustainable development and the revitalization of communities. To date, 168 countries have signed on to the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and interest is growing to encourage Canada to join. The ratification of the Convention would stimulate interest in Canada for the safeguarding of ICH.

An outcome of the May 2016 ICH Conference in Quebec City, was the establishment of a committee to lead a process towards Canada's signing onto the Convention. Committee members include:

  • Chair: Ingrid Cazakoff, CEO, Heritage Saskatchewan;
  • Vice-Chair: Laurier Turgeon, Research Chair in ICH, Laval University;
  • Secretary Treasurer: Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Anglophone Representative: Richard Mackinnon, Director, Centre for Cape Breton Studies, Cape Breton University
  • Représentant francophone:  Julie MA Leblanc, University of Ottawa and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; and Daniela Moisa, CEETUM, Université de Montréal.


Canadian Network for ICH / Réseau canadien pour le PCI

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