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Preserving the past by planning and building for the future.

Matrix Heritage is an Ottawa-based heritage and archaeological consulting firm.

From background reviews to complex mitigations and planning, we find innovative solutions that benefit the client while upholding the highest standard in cultural resource management practices.

We work closely with our clients and stakeholders to find project specific approaches that meet their planning, development, and heritage preservation needs.

Archaeologists excavating 1x1 m units on a Stage 3 Archaeological Excavation.


Matrix Heritage brings together archaeologists with a great deal of experience in pre-colonial Indigenous and historical archaeology of Ontario.

Matrix’s staff has a long history of archaeological work on public, private, and federal lands for various assessment processes. From hydroelectric projects with terrestrial and underwater archaeology on the Trent-Severn Waterway, extensive hand excavations on Parliament Hill, multi-month mitigations at Point Pelee National Park, and with over 400 development related projects completed, reviewed, and accepted by the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism to date, Matrix’s staff has extensive experience working with proponents, federal land holders, approval authorities, stakeholders, and First Nations communities on a wide variety of archaeological projects.

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Matrix Heritage's cultural heritage specialists offer a range of services in heritage conservation and historical research, data management, and writing.


From working on various projects in Ontario and nationally on federal, provincial, private, and Indigenous lands, Matrix's staff have a broad portfolio of experience in researching and writing screening reports, heritage evaluations and heritage impact assessments. Matrix's heritage team members bring a national reputation in public history, heritage evaluations, historical research, Indigenous studies, writing and policy development. 


We work closely with practitioners in other fields, including architecture, engineering, GIS, information science, linguistics, and graphic design, to ensure we deliver comprehensive, detailed, in-depth analyses targeted to their intended audiences in a cost and time-efficient manner.

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