Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador - HFNLCanada
Postal address: PO Box 5171 1 Springdale Street St. John’s Newfoundland A1C 5V5
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Canada
Teach communities to teach themselves.
The mission of HFNL is to safeguard and sustain the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador for present and future generations, as a vital part of the identities of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and as a valuable collection of
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
Main areas of work related to the Convention:
Relevant projects and initiatives
HFNL plays a key role in working with other bodies to provide training on ICH safeguarding measures and documentation. HFNL has worked with The Rooms Provincial Museum to provide training on community-based research, and run community-based workshops on ethnographic documentation and the documentation of local traditions. HFNL administers the ICH Inventory for Newfoundland and Labrador, in cooperation with Memorial University of Newfoundland. The ICH Inventory is arranged thematically by domain, and geographically by community/region. Currently, the Inventory contains over 80 folders of ethnographic information, with over 10,500 individual media files documented and archived.