Reflections on transformation

Since its founding 25 years ago, the Quebec Religious Heritage Council has been concerned with the phenomenon of the closure of places of worship and especially the phenomenon of change. The Council is very aware that the reuse of heritage buildings is an essential condition for their conservation. This is why the Council is initiating actions to understand this growing phenomenon and create opportunities for consultation. This measure, which is more inclusive and better adapted to needs, will increase the remarkable success of the Heritage Places of Worship Requalification Program.


Through virtual sessions, the Council wishes to give the floor to professionals from different backgrounds in order to share information and experiences related to the process of requalifying a place of worship. This privileged access to experts will make it possible to improve projects for the requalification of a place of worship. Several themes are discussed during the webinars.


  • Registration required. A Teams link will be sent to you the day before, take care to check your spam.
  • Free webinar.
  • Lectures are one hour long.
  • The conferences will be recorded and a download link will be active for 7 days.The 2021-2022 webinars

The 2021-2022 webinars

Friday, May 21, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Identification of needs and preparation for requalification
Speaker: Claude Lepage, cultural development officer, MRC de Bellechasse
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Friday, May 28, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Heritage and legislation: cultural heritage law and legal status
Speaker: Sylvain Lizotte, Directorate General of Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communications
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Friday, June 18, 2021, 9:30 am
Roles and duties of municipalities in a requalification project
Speaker: Pierre Paquin, lawyer, Bélanger Sauvé
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Friday, August 27, 2021, 9:30 am
Public participation and citizen implication
Speaker: Marianik Gagnon, Senior Advisor and Coordinator, Institut du Nouveau Monde
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Friday, September 10, 2021, 9:30 am
Financial tools of social economy
Speaker: Chantier de l'économie sociale
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Friday, September 24, 2021, 9:30 am
Government grants; provincial and federal programs
Speaker: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
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More webinars to follow...