Heritage Vancouver is the longest-standing, independent heritage organization in Vancouver. We are a present-oriented organization, and view heritage as the expression of the different cultures and identities across the city. Click here to learn more about us!
Heritage Vancouver Society practices heritage on traditional and ancestral lands that were taken away from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. We acknowledge that Heritage Vancouver Society has contributed to accounts of history and culture that cause disadvantage and have limited what counts as heritage by perpetuating the dominance of the effects of Western colonization.
We have started to redress this by critically thinking about the dominant approach and understanding of heritage, diversifying our own understanding and practice, and transitioning ourselves away from the role of arbiters to one that uses our knowledge and skills to help communities with the heritage that is meaningful to them.