On Friday April 22, 2016, the BC Museums Association and Royal Roads University, in partnership, ran a day-long provincial forum for museums, heritage, arts and culture in British Columbia to discuss the marking of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. The day was sponsored by the BC Heritage Branch, the BC Historical Federation and the Archives Association of BC. More than 140 people attended, both on-campus at the university in Victoria and online across the province. The day was also broadcast online via live stream.

Below are documents, resources and links that were used or mentioned during the forum, in addition to resources obtained post-forum. We will continue to add to this page with more Canada 150 resources so please check back!


Forum Materials

BCMA Canada150 Forum flier

Forum agenda

Forum Slides

Livestream Link

Canada 150 Final Report

Padlet Results from Table Discussions

Table Discussion 1

Table Discussion 2

Table Discussion 3

Table Discussion 4

Canadian music we played during the day!

Speakers and Open Mic

Asma-na-hi Antoine
Nuu-chah-nulth, Toquaht Nation
Indigenous Education & Student Services Manager
Office: Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
To book an appointment: Email: asmanahi.antoine(at)royalroads.ca
Phone: 250-391-2600 ext 4557

The Politics of Participation: Learning from Canada’s Centennial Year by Dr. Helen Davies

Stephen Mill
Manager, Major Events and Celebrations, and Edmonton District Office
Western Region
Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1132, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4C3
Tel: 780-862-9013 | TTY: 1-888-997-3123 | Fax: 780-495-4873


BC Historical Federation

Museum of Vancouver- upcoming exhibitions 



Survey of Canada 150 activities planned for BC- taken April 2016



Community Foundations of Canada

Heritage Legacy Fund

New Chapter Grants–Canada Council for the Arts

Connecting for Canada’s 150th–Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council


Organizations Specific to Canada 150


Give Green

Green Legacies and 2017 – Canada’s 150th Anniversary



CBC Canada 150 conversation kit

CBC Canada 150 conference summary

Hosting A Community Conversation for Canada’s 150th

TEDxToronto – Imagining Canada’s Next Great Year


Interactive Maps

Chinese Historic Places – Heritage BC Mapping Project

World War Monuments & Memorials – Heritage BC Mapping Project