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Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development

Authority

Section 22 of the Historic Resources Act

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Composition:

The Foundation shall consist of not less than 7 nor more than 12 members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. If the term of a member expires, he or she shall continue as a member until reappointed or replaced.

Purpose:

The objectives of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) are:

  • Stimulate an understanding of and an appreciation for the architectural heritage of the province;
  • Support and contribute to the preservation, maintenance and restoration of buildings and other structures of architectural or historical significance in the province; and
  • Contribute to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about the architectural heritage of the province.
  • Encourage and support the safeguarding of the province’s intangible cultural heritage. The Foundation is governed by a board that reports to the Minister of Business, Tourism and Rural Development. It primarily fulfills its mandate through the designation of heritage structures and districts, the provision of grants for heritage preservation work, promotional activities on the importance of heritage, the provision of technical advice on heritage preservation and adaptive reuse and through the operation of an Intangible Cultural Heritage Office. The annual budget is approximately $500,000. The operations of HFNL are managed by an executive director with a permanent staff of 4 and short-term contract staff generally of 2-3.

Structure:

The HFNL Board currently consists of ten members (includes one BTCRD representative) Board member terms are for three year terms (which are normally renewable for a second term). The executive director reports to the board which operates under the Carver model.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the HFNL should collectively possess the following experience:

  • Strategic Management and Governance
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Knowledge of and experience in heritage preservation
  • Architecture/Planning
  • Community development
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

Board members should also possess an appreciation of and experience in the field of heritage preservation through either a professional or volunteer involvement. This might include involvement in a community heritage organization or experience in fields such as heritage carpentry, municipal or heritage planning, or architecture. Board members should also:

  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • appreciation of responsibilities to the public
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • strong reasoning skills

Time Commitments:

Members of the HFNL should be available to meet 4-6 times per year which would consist of one face-to-face meeting per year (1-2 days) along with bi-monthly video/teleconferences of 2-3 hours. Occasionally input or decisions of the board will be requested via email. Involvement in the HFNL’s committees would involve three to four additional meetings per year either in person or by video/teleconference. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.

Term:

Board terms are for a period of 3 years. An additional 3 year term may be approved.

Additional Information:

There is no remuneration for HFNL board members however compensation is provided for board-related travel.

Vacancy Profile:

The Foundation is seeking to fill up to nine vacant positions with expressions of interest being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile.

The board seeks gender equity, a fair geographic/regional representation from the Province and First Nations representation on the HFNL board.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Andersen, Ms. Joan MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2014-05-222017-05-21
Courage, Mr. George MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Cranston, Ms. Joanie MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Crew, Mr. Frank MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2014-05-222017-05-21
Dick, Mr. Jerry MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Kane, Mr. Lloyd MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Paterson, Mr. Mike MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Payne, Mr. Charlie MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Shawyer, Ms. Jo MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Shea, Mr. Andrew MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25
Wells, Mr. Doug MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-07-262015-07-25

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