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Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership Self-Assessment form

The Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership recognizes communities (a municipality or regional municipality, First Nation, Métis community or a community located in an unorganized territory) for exemplary leadership in heritage conservation. Your nomination will be informed by the data provided in this self-assessment. Please answer the questions in the form below. Where applicable, provide additional materials to support your responses.


Introduction
Demonstration of an integrated approach to conservation of heritage properties and resources (e.g., broad range of heritage properties conserved - residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, natural heritage, cultural landscapes, etc.)
Exhibiting leadership by example (high level of conservation and stewardship of municipally owned heritage properties, etc.)
Celebrating and commemorating heritage (e.g., heritage festivals, plaques, parades, heritage awards programs, etc.)
Identifying/protecting heritage resources through bylaws, policies and/or planning decisions (e.g., municipal heritage committees, inventories, designation/easement programs, conservation districts, archaeology master plans, official plans, etc.)
Supporting/investing in heritage organizations, institutions and volunteers (e.g., historical societies, Doors Open committees, grant programs, museums/archives, tax incentives, etc.)
Development and delivery of activities/events that identify, safeguard and promote intangible cultural heritage (e.g., oral traditions, language, performing arts, social practices, rituals/ceremonies, traditional craftsmanship, etc.)
Promotion, celebration and preservation of cultural heritage and diversity
Promoting/supporting natural heritage and demonstrating environmental sustainability
Educating, commemorating and interpreting community heritage (e.g., through publications, websites, exhibits, brochures, public programming, etc.)


Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 18., sec.7, and will be used to determine eligibility of the nominees and notify the nominators and recipients of the Young Heritage Leaders award and the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards. For further information, please contact the Executive Assistant, Ontario Heritage Trust, 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1J3, 416-314-4903.