S2E8: History at Work – Candice McCavitt of Heritage Toronto

May 24, 2019


This week, our History at Work series continues with an interview with Candice McCavitt, Manager of Development at Heritage Toronto.

We all love taking history tours and learning more about the places we live in and visit; but how many of us stop to think about the work and money that it takes to create these activities for our enjoyment?  In this episode, Keely and Robin get a little peak behind the curtain at some of the roles and responsibilities that Candice has as Heritage Toronto’s Manager of Development.

Candice shares details on how she came to be involved with Heritage Toronto and explains why there is no such thing as an “average” day in her position.  She discusses how tours are chosen and developed, and speaks about how she overcame the sometimes uncomfortable aspect of the job: soliciting donations.

About Our Guest

Candice is an avid cyclist and maker of crafts who lives and works in Toronto.  With a background in public programming to support her, she has fallowed her passion for using public history as a tool for community engagement.  She worked with a number of non-profits, including museums, cultural sites, and the Canadian National Exhibition, before coming to work at Heritage Toronto as the Manager of Community Engagement.  Recently, she has leaped into the world of philanthropy, accepting a new position as Heritage Toronto’s Manager of Development.


To see Heritage Toronto’s new site and learn more about this year’s tours and programming, click here.




Hosts: Robin Mullins and Keely McCavitt

Guest Host: Candice McCavitt

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy

Web Content: Casandra Masse