Heritage BC

Writing Statements of Significance webinar
June 3, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This webinar helps participants develop the necessary documentation for identified sites on a Community Heritage Register.  As an essential component of historic place record documentation, the SOS functions as a key planning tool to inform decision-making in the heritage conservation process. It provides guidance to property owners, architects, developers and others who are making an intervention to an historic place.

Gain an understanding of what an SOS is, how it can be used and what elements to include in a well-written document.  This webinar is especially useful for those who are applying to the 2015 Heritage Legacy Fund, as an SOS for the chosen site is a compulsory element to the Heritage Conservation Program application.

Instructor: Elana Zysblat, Heritage Consultant, Ance Building Services Co. Inc.  /  Elana is an accomplished heritage consultant and educational program developer with expertise and experience in heritage conservation, cultural tourism and community engagement. As Programming Director for the Vancouver Heritage Foundation from 2008-2011 she initiated and developed the curriculum for Old School, the VHF’s unique, award-winning education series which offers workshops for both professionals and homeowners to learn about old buildings. Since 2012, Elana has worked as an independent Heritage Consultant whose practice includes the preparation of Statements of Significance, Heritage Conservation Plans and heritage development consulting in several municipalities in British Columbia. Her recent work has largely focused on consultation for residential heritage developments. She regularly collaborates with other local consultants on government contracts, and attends the annual BC CAHP and Heritage BC conferences. Elana sits on Heritage BC’s Program Committee, the Strathcona Residents Associations Zoning Committee and is a Director of the Friends of the Vancouver Archives.

Heritage BC is now offering a series of educational webinars that explore best practices in heritage conservation. It's a great way to gather speakers and participants together from different locations across the province. The cost for webinars is $25.00 for current Heritage BC Members, and $35.00 for non-members.

Register today: http://heritagebc.ca/education/webinars/register