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On June 24, 2009 ACO Clarington branch was founded. Clark Morawetz was elected the first President.

The current Executive is:
Tracey Ali President ACO Clarington Branch
Kay Buttery Vice-President
Grant Humes Treasurer

   Tracey Ali


   Tracey Ali


Buildings at Risk

Camp 30/Boys Training School
Lambs Road and Concession St.


Heritage home, Newtonville
4502 Highway 2



2016 Meeting Schedule for ACO Ontario
January 1, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Schedule of Executive and Council Meetings for 2016. Please open the attached pdf to see the full schedule. This document will be revised periodically as dates and locations are confirmed.

Fall ACORN 2016 - Call for Submissions
"Back to School"
April 12, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Calling for articles and photos for the Fall issue of ACORN on the theme of "Back to School" - the intersection of education and heritage.

Ontario Heritage Conference 2016-Stratford St. Marys
May 12, 2016 to May 16, 2016
The annual Ontario Heritage Conference comes to Perth County for the first time. It is sponsored by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and Community Heritage Ontario. The Stratford-Perth branch of the ACO is taking the lead in planning, organizing and managing the event.

Annual General Meeting
Architectural Conservancy Ontario
May 15, 2016
Architectural Conservancy Ontario will hold its Annual General Meeting in Stratford, Ontario immediately following the 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference.


Culture Strategy for Ontario
ACO stresses need to build heritage into the Culture Strategy Program
In September the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) announced a new initiative, the development of a Culture Strategy for Ontario. A series of Town Halls are planned to get our views. Click on this item to learn more.

Draft Culture Strategy Released
Comment Deadline May 13
ACO can take a lot of credit for pointing out the value of built cultural heritage as a foundational element of cultural development in Ontario. Our response was posted on Culture Talks, along with several others expressing concern about the minimal inclusion of cultural heritage. By the end of the process, 6 of the top ten posts related to built culture! We need to keep up the great work. Please read the document carefully, and post your comments. ACO will be preparing a formal response. In the meantime we can pat ourselves on a job well done!

Ontario Heritage Conference
Some Sessions Open to the Public
Organizers of the 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference in Stratford and St. Marys next week have opened a number of events and sessions to the public.

Ontario Heritage Conference Stratford
Preservation in a Changing World
Update on Ontario Heritage Conference in Stratford, a great time in a great place. Lucky us.