Past Recipients


Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum

The Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to embedding social responsibility and sustainability into all aspects of its work. The museum is a welcoming gathering space that grows with and for the community it serves and joins with local organizations to expand its reach, demonstrating an understanding of the importance of collaboration to make limited resources stretch further. The museum stands out as a model for other institutions, especially for similar small and rural museums.

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Lougheed House

Lougheed House has challenged itself to go beyond the traditional historic house museum to embrace, challenge, and educate the communities around it and evolve alongside them. This Award recognizes the House's commitment to creating exciting and unique visitor experiences that tell the lesser-known stories of Calgary and to integrating social responsibility into all aspects of its museum practice. The House's ongoing partnerships with Indigenous, racialized, queer, and feminist communities and its responsiveness to the feedback gathered from these diverse communities firmly positions it as a leader in the museum field.

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Musée Héritage Museum  

Every aspect of operations at the Musée Héritage Museum is guided by their inclusive, collaborative mission of moving forward together with their community and celebrating the historic diversity of the area they serve. The Musée Héritage Museum has embraced the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, taking steps to advance reconciliation by putting Indigenous people, narratives, and history at the core of their exhibits, programming, and partnerships. 

In addition to its Indigenous partnerships, the Musée Héritage Museum also collaborates with local organizations to create projects, exhibitions, and events that reach beyond their walls to support the community. Treasured by the community, the Musée Héritage Museum's commitment to being an inclusive, welcoming space for all is a shining example of how a museum can think outside the box to affect the wider world.

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YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

For over two decades, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre has sought to foster positive relationships between youth and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) through engaging, impactful, and educational programming. Their work involves extensive collaboration with Calgary-based partners and agencies to stop crime before it happens and build trust between the CPS and citizens. By educating youth on the five Safe for Life themes - gangs, drugs, bullying, online safety, and healthy relationships - YouthLink and their partners empower youth with knowledge that enables them to make better life choices and reduce crime and victimization. 

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Fort Edmonton Park

One of the largest living history museums in Canada, Fort Edmonton Park serves as model for developing an inclusive approach to partnering with First Nations and Métis communities as they work together in the spirit of reconciliation to create and deliver authentic, historically accurate, and engaging programming.

As a Robert R. Janes Award recipient, Fort Edmonton Park was selected to attend and present at the Best In Heritage Awards Projects of Influence annual event, where their work received the first runner-up recognition. 

"Relationships and Reconciliation at Fort Edmonton"
Presentation by Darren Dalgleish, President and CEO, Fort Edmonton Management Company

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