Canadian Heritage Museum Assistance Program

If your institution has experienced a disaster, limited emergency funding may be available to you from the Canadian Heritage Museum Assistance Program.

Click here for more information.

Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers 24 hour/ day emergency advice to Canada’s heritage community in the aftermath of a fire, flood, earthquake or other catastrophes.

Destination British Columbia: Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

Wildfires raged through BC in the summer of 2017.  In response to this natural disaster threatening many of BC’s prime tourism destinations, Destination BC provided a list of resources for BC’s tourism industry affected by the wildfires.

You can view the full list of resources here.

Alberta Museums Association: Museum Flood Funding Program Videos

The Province of Alberta experienced severe weather and dramatic flooding in June 2013, affecting many of Alberta’s museums, historic sites and cultural centres.  The Alberta Museums Association (AMA), with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, provided millions of dollars to the recovery efforts and preventative conservation initiatives across the province. As part of the Museum Flood Funding Program, the AMA also created a series of resources and tools to prepare institutions for disaster planning and mitigate damage in the event of future flooding.

The following four videos highlight the aftermath of the 2013 floods at four Albertan museums and historic sites.  The videos detail the experiences and lessons learned throughout the recovery process.

The BCMA thanks the AMA for sharing these resources with museums across the country!

Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District

National Music Centre

Museum of Highwood

Heritage Village


NEW Museums Facing Extinction – Museums on the Climate Journey Handbook

Culture is widely recognized as a viable and important tool for enhancing climate education and training, and increasing public awareness, participation and access to information. View the handbook here.