Adjudication Process


CKHF grant applications are adjudicated using a peer assessment process that engages stakeholders from across Kingston as jury members.  Jury members are typically representative of the cultural heritage sector, and are selected for their knowledge, awareness of both the City of Kingston context and the broader cultural heritage landscape, and where possible are reflective of the gender, demographic and cultural diversity of Kingston itself. 

The CKHF Adjudication Chair oversees two separate adjudication committees – one for operating grants, the other for project grants.  Jury members may serve for a maximum of 3-consecutive years.  Please note, all CKHF jurors will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and a conflict of interest disclosure statement.

All members of the committees will:


be committed to excellence in cultural resource management;


be committed to fiscal responsibility;


be committed to the development of Kingston’s cultural resources;


have an understanding, interest, and appreciation of cultural heritage in all forms;


bring vision, open-mindedness, and generosity of spirit to all deliberations;


declare conflicts of interest; and


provide fair and objective opinions.


Complete the Expression of Interest form below, and submit to by Monday August 16th 2021. 

  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust