Please note that the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation and the Kingston Archaeology Centre have closed. This site is still available for historical and informational reasons, but none of the services or products described here are available anymore.

Grants 2010

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Kingston Arts Council

Project Grants


Purpose: This public art project, with a sculptural focus, brought together the functional aspect of an accessible lift with three-dimensional art made available to all Kingstonians and visitors who traverse the mid-town portion of Princess Street. Through the iconic message of archaeology, archaeologists and their tools, people are exposed to public art drawn in to the Kingston Archaeological Centre to view the history of past peoples through archaeological objects. The lift construction and building signage have been funded through two other grants; the sculptural portion, artistic elements, and museum signage were funded through the City of Kingston Arts Fund.

Timeline:  January 2010 to November 2011

Status:  Complete


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The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

"Digital Archive Upgrade Project"

Purpose: The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation is committed to the recognition, investigation, and preservation of the rich archaeological resources found throughout Ontario. The Foundation preserves this information by archiving the historical records gained through archaeological research at the Kingston Archaeological Centre, which is open to scholars, researchers, school groups, and the Kingston Community. The Digital Archive Upgrade Project will expand the digital archiving capabilities of the Foundation, providing increased memory space for analyzing, interpreting, and storing archaeological information. The completion of this project will allow the Foundation to continue in its mission to collect and preserve Kingston’s archaeological record.

Timeline:  November 2010 to December 2010

Status:  Complete


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The Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Community Museum Operating Grant

Operating Funding 2010

Purpose: This ministry provides annual operating grants to approximately 200 community museums. These museums contribute to their communities' economic well-being as employers and tourist attractions, attracting over 2,300,000 visitors per year. This support strengthens their role in their communities as custodians and interpreters of the province's irreplaceable heritage collections. Museums that receive this support are required to meet the criteria established in Regulation 877, "Grants for Museums" under the Ontario Heritage Act and this ministry's Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.

Timeline:  2011 operating year

Status:  Complete


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Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

In providing funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, Canada Summer Jobs helps to create summer work opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

The Foundation employs students through the Canada Summer Jobs programs to support its educational programs and Interpretive Centre throughout the summer months. The students work at the Centre on preparing artifact reports, greeting visitors, giving tours, preparing special exhibits, running Centre events, and delivering education programs.

Positions Created:

  • Summer Education Assistant
  • Interpretive Centre Assistant


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Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

YCW in Heritage Organizations (YCW-HO) is a job creation program under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy that aims to provide summer work experience students can build on. While employers gain access to a pool of enthusiastic young workers, students gain the opportunity to work in the field of culture and heritage while earning money for their education.

The Foundation receives its Young Canada Works funding through the Canadian Museums Association – an organization that “works for the recognition, growth, and stability of the [museum] sector”.

We use the positions funded by the Young Canada Works in Heritage program to employ the Archaeological Instructors in our "Can You Dig It?"© Summer Field Experience Program. Our student instructors are with us from June – August and gain valuable archaeological field experience as well as experience running educational programming in a heritage setting.

Positions Created:

  • Lead Archeological Counselor
  • Archeological Counselor