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.


Grant Supporters

The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support received from its grantors. Projects worked on currently are listed below while previous years' are listed on the side menu.

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The Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Cultural Strategic Investment Fund

"A Naval History: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and Kingston's role"

Purpose: The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation will promote community-based cultural heritage tourism through a strategic collaborative museum exhibition with the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. The exhibition will run during the spring and summer of 2012 to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Using the War of 1812 as its theme, this exhibit will focus on the Royal Navy Dockyards during the period 1812 to 1814. For information on the Marine Museum exhibit, check this video.

Timeline:  November 2011 to October 2012

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.

Position Created: Summer Education Assistant

 Status:  Complete

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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 Instructor
  • Archeological Instructor

Status:  Complete


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Summer Experience Program

The Summer Experience Program (SEP) provides funding to eligible not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Aboriginal organizations and First Nations in order to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students.

The summer employment positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the ministries of Citizenship and Immigration and Tourism, Culture and Sport.