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Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation provides grants to individuals, community groups, municipalities and corporations working to preserve our heritage. The Foundation was established as a Crown agency on February 18, 1991, and is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 


1. Annual Reports

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation’s 2015-16 Annual Report presents the organizations activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the Foundation.

Previous fiscal year annual reports:















2. Information You Might be Looking for

Grant Programs

To help conserve and protect our provincial heritage, we offer grant programs including:

Board Members

The affairs of the Foundation are directed by a board of private citizens appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Board members come from across the province, and may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. Current board members include:

  • Mr. Neil Russell (Chairperson)
  • Ms. Tara Leigh Heslip (Vice Chairperson)
  • Ms. Paula Acoose
  • Mr. Ronald Lamb
  • Mr. Clark Pepper

Review Board

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation provides administrative support to the Saskatchewan Heritage Property Review Board. The Review Board meets to make recommendations concerning the designation and de-designations of municipal and provincial heritage properties.

Decisions made by the review board are administered by the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation staff and are posted below. Questions can be directed to:

Gareth Evans

Secretary to the review Board


Phone Number: 306-787-8519

Recent Decisions


3. Programs and Services

Here are a few examples of projects we have funded in the past.

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The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation has partnered with several organizations in a number of different heritage initiatives, including:

  • First Nations Central Burial Site
  • Youth Heritage Fairs
  • Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site


1. First Nations Central Burial Site

In 1998, the Government of Saskatchewan, in co-operation with various First Nations agencies, acquired land for the creation of the Central Burial Site. Located near Saskatoon, this site accommodates the reinternment of human remains and grave goods of ancient Aboriginal origin when the original grave site is not available or known.  Partners in this important initiative include:

  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
  • Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
  • Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Due to the sensitive nature of this issue, information on the specific location of the site is note available to the general public. On behalf of all partners, the Foundation and Meewasin Valley Authority ensure appropriate maintenance of the site.

2. Youth Heritage Fairs

The Heritage Fairs Program is a dynamic, interdisciplinary education initiative designed to encourage investigation into a local, Saskatchewan or Canadian hero, legend, milestone or achievement.

Saskatchewan students from grade four to eight develop heritage fair projects in their classrooms. Work on Heritage Fair projects promotes academic excellence, creative thinking and learning. Students compete in classroom or school heritage fairs and then advance through Regional Fairs to the Provincial Heritage Showcase.

3. Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site

Located west of Avonlea, the former Claybank Brick Plant was acquired by the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation through donation in 1992. During its years of operation (1912-1989), the complex produced both refractory (heat resistant) brick for various industrial uses through North America, as well as a variety of face brick used in the construction of homes and buildings across Saskatchewan and Canada.

The Claybank Brick Plant Historical Society provides support to the Foundation respecting this unique heritage site. The Society provides guided tours of the site during the summer months, as well as special programming for school groups. Promotion and program fundraising are also overseen by the Society. 


4. Ministers and Managers

Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff
Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-0092
Fax (306) 798-0264
Mailing Address Room 315, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Bruce Dawson, Manager, Historic Places Program

Heritage Conservation Branch

Phone (306) 787-5777
Fax (306) 787-0069
Mailing Address 2nd Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6

5. Forms and Publications

Use the following publications to assist in heritage property conservation:

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