PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation

The purpose of the Museum and Heritage Foundation shall be to study, collect, preserve, interpret, and protect the human and natural heritage of PEI for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the people of the province.

What is the function of the board?

The Board may:

  • (a) operate museums, branches, or other facilities;
  • (b) administer grants to museums, organizations or individuals;
  • (c) cooperate with and assist other bodies engaging in museum activities;
  • (d) acquire specimens, articles or materials related to human activities in PEI and classify, store, study, and exhibit them in any manner that it considers desirable;
  • (e) acquire specimens, articles or materials related to natural or applied science and classify, store, study, and exhibit them in any manner that it considers desirable;
  • (f) engage in activities to advance the general knowledge of human history and of the natural and applied sciences;
  • (g) enter into agreements to advance the purposes of the Act;
  • (h) acquire, hold, preserve, maintain, reconstruct, restore, and manage property of historical, architectural, and cultural interest;
  • (i) support and contribute to the acquisition, holding, preservation, maintenance, reconstruction, restoration and management of property of historical, architectural, and cultural interest by municipalities and by associations whose objects are similar to those of the Board;
  • (j) identify, mark, acquire, preserve and develop sites of significance to the human history and the natural history of the province;
  • (k) publish or cause to be published such information relating to its collection and activities as the Board considers advisable;
  • (l) perform such other functions as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may require.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role:

  • Strategic Development
  • Managerial/Oversight

How many people are on the board?

The Board of Governors shall consist of not fewer than six and not more than eight members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of whom shall be designated as the chairperson.

What are the requirements of board members?

Work & Experience Requirements
A knowledge or experience with the heritage of the province is highly recommended.

Skills Required
Mediation skills.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members. The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall give consideration to the geographical and cultural representation on the Board in making appointments to the Board.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $113/diem and Members - $73/diem

What is the time commitment of the board?

Meetings are generally infrequent.

The term of office of a member of the Board is three years. A Board member may be re-appointed to one additional consecutive term.

PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Ms Claire Nantes Queens County Jan 11, 2014 Jan 11, 2017
Diane Griffin Queens County May 15, 2016 May 25, 2019
Robert Nicholson Kings County May 25, 2016 May 25, 2019
Marilyn MacDonald Queens County Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2019
Ann Richard Prince County Jul 30, 2014 Jul 30, 2017
Carolyn McKillop, Chair Prince County Jul 30, 2014 Jul 30, 2017
Elizabeth Noonan Prince County May 25, 2016 May 25, 2019
David Keenlyside   Mar 5, 2007 at pleasure
Edward J. Rice Queens County May 25, 2016 May 25, 2019

 

How can I apply?  

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI. 

Published date: 
June 30, 2016
Executive Council

General Inquiries

Executive Council
5th Floor, Shaw Building 
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000, 
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4501
Fax: (902) 368-4416

tamacgregor@gov.pe.ca

Visit Engage PEI to learn more about serving as a member of an agency, board or commission (ABC).

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