Emerging Historians

In 2017, we launched the Emerging Historian program with the goal of empowering the city-builders and leaders of the future. Through the program, we aim to create opportunities for young people to develop practical skills, build their professional networks, and shape the future of Toronto.



Attend the 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards

Emerging Historians at the 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards. Photo by: Alex Willms

Toronto attracts some of the best and brightest young minds from across the world, but sometimes they can use a helping hand.  With this in mind, Heritage Toronto, in partnership with Camrost Felcop and the Canadian National Exhibition is proud to host 20 Emerging Historians at the 44th Heritage Toronto Awards.

The Awards are an elegant celebration of volunteers, professionals, and community groups making extraordinary contributions to a culturally enriched and socially inclusive Toronto.  The event is a unique networking opportunity.  It attracts leaders from across the heritage and city-building sector, drawing seasoned city-building professionals from fields.

To apply for the opportunity to attend the 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards as an Emerging Historian, complete the form below by Monday, October 1st @ 5PM

Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee you a spot as an Emerging Historian.  Staff will contact applicants directly regarding the selection process, and successful candidates.

To be eligible for the Emerging Historian program, you must either be:

A current student, studying or with an interest in a career in the heritage and city-building sector (including public history, policy, community engagement, program and event management, and related fields).


A young professional, in the first 5 years of developing your career in the heritage and city-building sector.

If you would like to support the Emerging Historian program as a sponsor or donor, please contact Candice McCavitt, Manager of Community Engagement directly.

Heritage Toronto strives to produce inclusive and accessible programming, and encourages applications from eligible Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

Apply to be an Emerging Historian
PLEASE NOTE: currently, the only available opportunity is the Heritage Toronto Awards, but more opportunities will be coming!
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Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Emerging Historian Program.