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Community Heritage Ontario (CHO) is a provincial umbrella organization and advisory body for Municipal Heritage Committees.

These local volunteer committees are known as Municipal Heritage Committees (formerly called LACACs – Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committees) and exist to advise local municipal councils on heritage matters.

CHO’s Mission

Community Heritage Ontario’s (CHO) mission is to be an advocate for heritage in Ontario, to encourage the development of municipally-appointed heritage advisory committees, and to further the identification, preservation, interpretation, and wise use of community heritage locally, provincially, and nationally.

Community Heritage Ontario wishes to acknowledge the continuing support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) and our MHC members in helping to fulfill this mandate.

Let us be mindful that we do not destroy that which cannot be replaced and stories that cannot be retold.

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