Aspotogan Heritage Trust

Investing in Community Visions



Aspotogan Heritage Trust

The following statement was created by members of the community in an effort to define the region as they saw it to be, during the 1996 Take Part Aspotogan sessions.
"The people of the Aspotogan region represent a community committed to the well-being of each resident and to fostering economic, social and cultural growth consistent with our lifestyles, traditions, environment and heritage."

Who We Are

The Aspotogan Heritage Trust was created following the decision of the Government of Canada to close Canadian Forces Station Mill Cove in 1994. Formed as a limited-membership, non-profit society by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in October 1994, the Trust was established to administer a $2 million federal adjustment fund to respond to the social and economic consequences to the community, arising from the base closure. The name Aspotogan is Mi'kmaq for "where seals come to play" and the Aspotogan Penninsula is considered one of Mother Nature's Great Playgrounds.

Our Community / Our Goals


Aspotogan Heritage Trust covers a specific geographical region from Black Point to East River (inclusive) and around the Aspotogan Penninsula. We are an organization that fosters and supports community groups within our region by facilitating the development of their visions into realities by providing resources and support.

Aspotogan Heritage Trust also maintains that by building stronger families, we build a stronger community, therefore another priority is to increase support and resources for families in the AHT region, by supporting organizations that provide services to families.





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