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
- Strategic Development
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.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Vivian Beer, Chair||Queens County||April 18, 2020||April 18, 2023|
|Greg Munn||Kings County||Aug 25, 2020||Aug 25, 2023|
|Robert Nicholson||Kings County||May 25, 2019||May 25, 2022|
|Betty Jeffery||Queens County||Feb 19, 2019||Feb 19, 2022|
|Gordon Lavoie||Queens County||Aug 25, 2020||Aug 25, 2023|
|Joan Sinclair||Prince County||Aug 25, 2020||Aug 25, 2023|
|Elizabeth Noonan||Prince County||May 25, 2019||May 25, 2022|
|Matthew McRae||Queens County||at pleasure|
|Fiep de Bie||Queens County||Aug 25, 2020||Aug 25, 2023|
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.
Who can I contact for this foundation?
Dr. Matthew McRae
Executive Director, Museum and Heritage Foundation