Lions Gate Bridge in Christ Church, Vancouver (detail)  c. 1937

The Institute for Stained Glass in Canada is a not-for-profit educational society registered in 2007 under the Societies Act of British Columbia.

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Our goal is to raise awareness of Canada’s extensive range of stained glass, and its context within both traditional and modern work in other countries. We hope this archaeology of the recent past will help preserve Canada’s stained glass inventory, and the often irreplaceable buildings in which it is found. 

An enormous range of traditional and contemporary styles — in churches, synagogues, mosques, court houses, libraries, hotels, hospitals, schools, legion halls, legislatures and college buildings — reveals Canada’s most widespread public art.

We are a small group of photographers and researchers based in Vancouver, with collaborators in Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Our Board includes several well-known British Columbians. The Institute has no commercial interests. We depend for ongoing development on support from heritage agencies, foundations and contributions by people like you.