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About Us

Our Vision

Connecting Ottawa with its rich history and heritage

Our Mission

The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa empowers Ottawa’s heritage sector with expertise, tools and resources; connects its heritage networks; and represents it to the broader community.


The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa | le Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d’Ottawa is an umbrella organization serving cultural heritage organizations in the greater Ottawa area.  The Council plays a leading role in developing and sustaining Ottawa’s heritage sector and ensuring local residents have access to heritage.  To achieve its objectives, the Council works closely with museums, archives, historical and genealogical societies, cultural communities, heritage buildings and sites as well as a range of heritage scholars, supporters and advocates.  The Council also acts as an important liaison with all three levels of government.

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