Culture is Heritage – Bridging Two Sectors by Francisco Alvarez

In Ontario, there has traditionally been a wide divide between the heritage and culture sectors. They have vastly different structures and geographic impact, funding sources and audiences.

Franciso AlverezIn his talk, Mr. Alvarez will explore his professional experiences in both sectors, explore their commonalities, and offer his thoughts on how to bring heritage and culture closer together for mutual benefit.

Francisco Alvarez is the Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, serving since February 2015. He has worked at several organizations in administrative positions related to communications and public programming, including the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Tourism. He spent 14 years at the Royal Ontario Museum, where he was Director of Communications and later led the Institute for Contemporary Culture. At Heritage Toronto, he oversaw the release of the 2015 State of Heritage Report, the delivery of more than 100 walking Tours across Toronto, the production of more than 50 historic Plaques, and the Heritage Toronto Awards. As a volunteer, he has chaired many events including Dancers for Life, Pride Toronto, and the Pan American Food Festival, and serves on the Artistic Advisory Committee of Nuit Blanche.

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
550 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview
AGM: Free to Members / $5.00 at door

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