Amy Calder is a planning and communications professional with eight years of experience working in Ontario and British Columbia’s cultural sectors. She holds a Master of Arts (Planning) from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Arts (Studio Arts & Art History) from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Digital Graphic Design from Humber College.
Her experience in heritage conservation is diverse; from developing and delivering education and commemoration programs for local governments and organizations with Heritage BC, to preparing operational strategies, functional programs and design guidelines to support not-for-profit organizations in optimizing their use of converted built heritage assets. With ERA, she applies her knowledge and experience to a range of studies, plans and guidelines such as Heritage Impact Assessments, Conservation Plans and interpretation strategies, and other heritage planning processes.
Amy is a strong advocate for collaboration, partnerships, and meaningful engagement in the planning process. As a speaker and facilitator, she works to expand dialogue around how heritage and culture can contribute towards building resilient and inclusive communities across Canada.