Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 12, 2010 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Waterloo Municipal Archives

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), today announced funding for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo Archives.

This funding will be used to purchase and implement a new collections management system with specialized software that will provide improved access to the archival records. This will replace the current records system and allow for a more efficient retrieval of materials by both internal users and external clients.

"The Government of Canada is proud to offer support for projects like this, which increase the public's ability to access our cultural and artistic heritage," said Minister Moore. "By using technological advances to improve upon existing services, we are enriching the lives of Canadians."

"I am happy to present this funding on behalf of our Government," said Mr. Woodworth. "This is a concrete way the Government of Canada is contributing to preserving the history of our region."

"The Region of Waterloo appreciates this grant from Canadian Heritage for the purchase of collections management software for our archives," said Ken Seiling, Regional Chair. "The resulting database will contain descriptions of the collection held at the Archives dating from the 1820s to the present day and will provide a rich source of information for researchers and all who are interested in the story of this great community."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $35,600 through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    matthew.deacon@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca