ACO Heritage Awards

Is there a person in your community who has made an extraordinary effort to celebrate or protect your local heritage, a meticulously-done restoration project or an excellent adaptive reuse project that really stands out? Nominating them for an ACO Heritage Award will bring their good work to the attention of others, honour their achievements, and encourage others to take similar actions.

ACO strives to bring province-wide attention to the achievements of its award nominees. Their work provides an example for others and is marked by innovative strategies, long-term leadership, significant restoration work or any service in the cause of safeguarding our heritage that is worthy of being honoured.


Who Can Make a Nomination?

We welcome nominations from across the province and look to the general public, our community leaders, heritage advocates and professionals, as well as our own ACO members to alert us to the outstanding conservation leaders, projects and initiatives that they feel are worthy of provincial recognition.

Nominations to the ACO Heritage Awards can be made in one of three categories:

  • Awards for People – these awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the heritage field across 5 different categories: advocacy, craft, research and documentation, next generation leadership, and municipal heritage leadership
  • Awards for Heritage Projects – these awards recognize outstanding heritage projects and initiatives across 4 different categories: restoration, adaptive reuse, public education and engagement, and cultural heritage landscapes
  • ACO Special Recognition Awards – nominated by ACO members, branches and staff only, these awards honour lifetime achievement to heritage conservation and special contributions made to our own organization

Have more than one person or project in mind for an award? Wonderful! Nominators are invited to submit as many nominations as they wish, so long as they are for different people or projects.

More Info

When The deadline to submit is Sunday, June 16