Centre Activities

The Willowbank Centre is a hub for research, dialogue, and engagement. At the Centre, we are committed to the exploration and advancement of the theory and practice of cultural landscapes—the ecological understanding of place that reflects the interconnected layers of built, natural, cultural and spiritual meaning. The Centre provides the theoretical framework for the Diploma Program, and connects Willowbank with the broader heritage community.

Willowbank is devoted to the shift towards a more ecological, sustainable approach…
My aim is to support and encourage these kinds of approaches.

HRH The Prince of Wales

Patron of Willowbank since 2014


Through the activities of the Centre at local, national and international levels we are shaping the future of the heritage field. The Centre hosts a range of local events including public lecture series, short courses and symposiums, and advises on municipal, provincial and federal policies. At the international level, the Willowbank Centre works with non-governmental organizations including UNESCO, ICOMOS and the World Bank.

Any upcoming Centre programming can be found here.