NEW - Region of Waterloo History Prize - Call for Nominations

The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation will present the inaugural Region of Waterloo History Prize at the Annual General Meeting in June. This prize will be awarded for a notable local history, published or produced in the preceding calendar year.

The Foundation encourages nominations for 2013 and asks that nominees submit three copies of the nominated work to the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation's Administrator by April 30th. Self nominations are encouraged.

The $1000 History Prize will be presented at the Foundation's Annual Meeting in June.

Please note that all nominations must be received by the 30th of April.

Submit the 3 copies to:
Foundation Secretary,
Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation
Council & Administrative Services, Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
P. O. Box 9051, Station "C"
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 4J3

Annual General Meeting

The Foundation's Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the rare Slit Barn, 768 Blair Road, Cambridge. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm with a guest speaker and award presentations to follow. Please join us.

Application for Foundation Director

If you wish to support heritage interests in Waterloo Region by volunteering on the Foundation, please apply for one of the 10 elected positions prior to the Annual General Meeting. Elections are conducted each year at the Annual General Meeting, held in June, with five two-year positions open each year. Any elected positions that remain open following the Annual General Meeting may be filled at a later date.

Phone (519) 575-4493
Fax (519) 575-4481

Some heritage buildings in the Region of Waterloo that have been the recipients of WRHF grants.

Baden Castle Kilbride Home

In 1973, the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit organization funded through an annual grant from the Region of Waterloo. Its mandate is to promote and encourage interest in the heritage and culture of Waterloo Region.

The Foundation was not only the first heritage organization set up and funded by a regional government, but it set a precedent in Canada as the first heritage organization allocated a substantial amount of public money by any level of government.


The Waterloo Regional Foundation, through the Heritage Advisory Committee, presents awards to recognize outstanding contributions of individuals, institutions and organizations to heritage preservation in the Waterloo Region.
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Each year on the second Tuesday in June, the Foundation holds its annual general meeting where the Foundation elects its members for the upcoming year, conducts the business of the Foundation, and presents awards to individuals and groups. Learn More...


Take your time and enjoy the photo gallery slide presentation that shows various projects the Foundation has funded over the years.
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