2019 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Canada < America
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 5171, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, NL, Canada A1C 5V5
"For present and future generation everywhere"
Newfoundland and Labrador are Canada's most kinship provinces, inhabited by settlers
of British/Irish origin and Aboriginal people. In 2008, the “Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Foundation” was
established to systematically manage the intangible cultural heritage here.
As a first activity, they measured people's awareness of ICH issues and published a booklet called “What is ICH”
to help the community better understand intangible cultural heritage. They operate a variety of programs and
community-based workshops that introduce the concept of intangible cultural heritage and provide practical education.
It was approved as an accredited non-governmental organization by UNESCO in 2014, and is currently carrying out many
activities, such as compiling a list of intangible cultural heritage.
Educational activities :
More than 50 educational operations including ICH documentation, oral collection, local heritage mapping.
Promotion of ICH :
Establishment of digital archive websites, cultural industry, preservationists' honor promotion campaign.
International Cooperation :
International ICH safeguarding and revitalization plan lectures.