Supporting heritage-led economic regeneration

Heritage Regeneration Initiative

Prince’s Charities Canada has facilitated a relationship between the Prince’s Regeneration Trust based in the UK and The National Trust for Canada.

The goal of this partnership is to bring the Regeneration Trust’s proven approach to heritage-led economic regeneration to Canada and build the capacity of The National Trust to deliver heritage led regeneration to neglected sites across the country.

As part of an initial pilot, reports and business plans have been delivered for three historical sites in Canada.


Case Study: The Lucy Maud Montgomery House, Norval, Ontario

The project, carried out in partnership with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and The Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Society, a committee of the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills, aims to ensure Montgomery’s legacy be enshrined and celebrated in the village she lived, by acquiring and opening her former home to the public.

The plans for the building are to demonstrate L.M. Montgomery’s life and works, acting as a backdrop for public events inspired by her life, including Summer Fair and Christmas festivities. There will also be an educational focus seeking to turn the home into a hub of activities including crafts, fashion, photography and journal writing.

Additional business plans and reports were done for:

Claybank National Historic Site – Claybank, Saskatchewan

Myrtleville Homestead Museum – Brantford, Ontario