Héritage forms Priority Advisory Groups

February 12, 2014
Contact: Daniel Velarde - info@canadiana.ca

The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize, preserve, and make accessible online roughly 40 million pages of Canadian archival microfilm. To maintain a high standards of integrity and usability, each stage of the project will be guided and reviewed by special committees formed of librarians, archivists, and distinguished scholars in the field.

Priority Advisory Groups

Making these archival records conveniently searchable online requires description, transcription and metadata creation for the series and page images. To direct and prioritize these efforts, Priority Advisory Groups will gather input from a broad a base of stakeholders, including librarians, academics, genealogists and the public.

The Priority Advisory Groups will have an ongoing mandate during the 10-year project. It is understood that membership will change over that time.


The following distinguished scholars and archivists were selected for the Priority Advisory Group from candidate pools nominated by the national and provincial stakeholders:

• Donna Breyfogle, Associate University Librarian, University of Manitoba
• Anne Dondertman, Associate Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto (More information)
• Natalie Richard, Président, Association des archivistes du Québec
• Geoffrey Little, Scholarly Communications Librarian & Librarian for History, Concordia University
• Monica Ward, Senior Content & Licensing Officer, Canadian Research Kowledge Network
• Normand Charbonneau, Directeur général des Archives, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
• Benoit Ferland, Directeur général de la Conservation, BAnQ
• Fred Farrell, Provincial Archivist of New Brunswick
• Michael Gourlie, Vice-President, Association of Canadian Archivists & Government Records Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta
• Craig Heron, Professor, Department of History, York University
• Loren Fantin, Our Digital World