Vancouver Heritage Foundation has developed a Heritage Study Guide and also offers grants for books and field trips. Our goals for this program are:
Andrew Mahon Foundation
Friday, February 18th, 1pm - 3pm
Join VHF and Cross Cultural Walking Tours' Program Coordinator Carmel Tanaka as she virtually "walks" through the streets of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood, supplemented with digital content by CCWT partner organizations, followed by Q&A!
Cross Cultural Walking Tours bring awareness of the contributions of Indigenous and early immigrant communities, the richly layered history of Vancouver’s downtown eastside neighbourhoods (including Jewish Strathcona, Hogan’s Alley, Downtown Eastside, Chinatown and Paueru-Gai), in celebration of Asian and Jewish Heritage Months in May. This educational grassroots program dives into the systemic oppression, racism and displacement experienced by many marginalized communities THEN and NOW, sharing history and stories together in one tour.
This 28-page document provides context and an overview to VHF’s online resources, approach to heritage places and local history, and includes direct links to excellent online resources and teaching guides created by local organizations and individuals around cultural heritage and history, place-based learning and more!
REVISED EDITION COMING SOON!
2022 Professional Development
School Grants Open for 2021-2022: Apply Now!
If you are a teacher or affiliated with an educational institution in Vancouver (priority is given to Vancouver School Board public schools), you can apply for one of two available grants for 2021-2022. Multiple educators from the same school can apply for collaborative lessons or field trips.
1) A selection of Vancouver-based books up to $150 or
2) A field trip (local museums/sites, guest speakers, walking tours) up to $150 covered
One application per teacher per school calendar year.
Priority will be given to teachers and schools who have not received a grant previously.
Feedback is required from awardees on their books or field trip (photo, summary, etc).
To learn more and apply visit school grants.
VANCOUVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION RESOURCES
SELECT DIVERSE LOCAL HERITAGE RESOURCES (ALSO IN THE STUDY GUIDE)
VHF supports the Vancouver Heritage Fairs.