ADVOCACY AND ACTION
ACO NextGen recognizes the need for a centralized heritage and sustainability group that is designed to meet the unique needs of students and emerging professionals, who are interested in the field of built heritage and cultural landscapes.
We aim to provide opportunities for: hands-on learning; social engagement both in person and through social media; participation in the ACO’s annual conference and awards ceremony; publishing work; recognizing outstanding individuals; networking within the ACO and other related organizations in the field.
Since 2011, NextGen has implemented a series of programs and events for our members, including: Ontario Heritage Conference sponsorships, NextGen Awards, pub nights, lectures, building tours, design charrettes, ACO Awards dinner sponsorship, and the NextGen Job Shadow Program during Heritage Week.
Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small co-ordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Executive and Provincial Council. ACO has been involved in preserving Ontario’s architectural and environmental heritage since 1933 by helping communities and owners preserve structures of architectural merit, and places of natural beauty or interest.