The Historian Laureate Program seeks to engage Edmonton residents by enhancing awareness and participation in heritage through a variety of activities. The term 'Laureate' was selected to honour the individual’s abilities to relate stories and traditions in engaging
ways, rather than to focus on a scholarly career.

There have been 8 Historians Laureate to date.

Cheryl Whiskeyjack and Omar Yaqub are Edmonton's current Historians Laureate, selected by the Edmonton Historical Board and the Edmonton Heritage Council following an open application process.