CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Coalition for Canadian Digital Heritage (CCDH) Executive Committee

After extensive community engagement to develop an updated strategic framework, the National Heritage Digitization Strategy is uniting under a new name: The Coalition for Canadian Digital Heritage (CCDH). We are excited to be sharing the new strategic framework and the next steps for the CCDH with you very soon.

Today the Coalition for Canadian Digital Heritage invites expressions of interest from members of the GLAM (gallery, library, archive, and museum) community to join the CCDH Executive Committee.

The Coalition for Canadian Digital Heritage (CCDH) is a cross-sectoral coalition of memory organizations committed to expanding digital access to Canada’s cultural heritage. We strive to build an inclusive community of practice, enabling and coordinating collaboration, capacity, and resources to advance shared priorities. CCDH provides a collaborative framework for individuals and organizations in advancing community-driven priorities and short-term and long-term projects and initiatives, while sharing resources and expertise and avoiding the duplication of efforts. By uniting as a community, we more effectively harness the available resources and advocate for a sustainable future for Canadian digital heritage. 

The CCDH Executive Committee sets priorities and organizes projects for various initiatives, in service of the digitization, preservation, and discovery of Canadian heritage in alignment with the CCDH Strategic Framework. Secretariat support for the CCDH is provided by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

The Executive Committee is made up of directors, senior level staff, or equivalent, at Canadian public or not-for-profit GLAM (gallery, library, archives, and museum) or heritage organizations, committed to, and with a demonstrated investment in the digitization of, preservation of, and access to Canadian heritage in Canada.

Members serve for a term of three years, once renewable. Members of the Executive Committee will not be remunerated for their service, and any costs incurred for meetings or travel must be covered by the committee members’ home organization. 

The CCDH Executive Committee meets on a bimonthly basis for two-hour teleconferences. Executive Committee members will also join the CCDH Advisory Committee which meets on a quarterly basis. The prep time and individual work for the CCDH averages about half a day per month. CCDH Executive Committee members may also be called to serve on Working Groups or Task Groups.

For more information on the CCDH Executive Committee, please consult the Terms of Reference and the CCDH Strategic Framework.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed and considered by a nominating committee consisting of current CCDH EC members to ensure representation and balance of expertise on the committee. 

To submit an expression of interest, please complete and send the Expression of Interest form to Georgia Ashworth (, Heritage Engagement Officer byApril 28, 2023.

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