Canada 150 Celebration Funding

May 24, 2017


Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $23,704.00 to the Guelph Civic Museum for their community project Before there was Canada: Time for Truth and Reconciliation to feature cultural displays, and active participation with the indigenous community and funding of $20,000.00 benefitting the Guelph Library for their community project to bring the community together and collect stories to showcase Canada’s diversity. The project features Guelph and Canada in 1867, 1967 and 2017 and will culminate in the production of a video to be unveiled this year

Thanks to this funding, through the Canada 150 fund, we will make 2017 a year that all Canadians will remember through the Government of Canada investments in local, regional and Canada-wide projects.

Canada 150 is the perfect time to highlight what makes communities all across the country so unique, diverse and vibrant.


“In 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that it means to be Canadian. Our government has created opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations. Communities across the country are proudly taking part in the festivities throughout the year to mark this significant anniversary in Canada’s history. Join the celebrations taking place in your community!”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

It is important to note that Canada is celebrating the past 150 years in which Canada has been founded and grown as a nation. Canada’s 150th marks a small portion of the history of the indigenous people who have been living where we live for thousands of years. Canada’s 150th gives us each a time to reflect on where we have come, but more importantly where we are going together.”

- Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament Guelph


Quick Facts

  • Located in the renovated Loretto Convent, the Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.
  • From book and electronic lending services to one on one help sessions for new comers and seniors our public library services the many needs of Guelph residents
  • The Government of Canada’s vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation includes four major themes: diversity and inclusiveness, the environment, young people and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
  • The Canada 150 Fund, established in April 2015, has an overall budget of $200 million.
  • Through this Fund, the Government of Canada invests strategically in activities that support the 150th anniversary vision and promote the direct involvement of Canadians.