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Equity Task Force

The ACA’s Equity Task Force was struck in 2019 and is responsible for recommending a strategic and coordinated approach for the ACA related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Members explore research, best practices, and methods for the purpose of developing and supporting the ACA's Equity Commitments.

EDI-TF Members

Victoria Deleary is the Treaty Research Coordinator for the Chippewas of the Thames. Victoria is a member of the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce (TRC-TF), which is coordinated through the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives. She is also a member of the Library and Archives Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Circle. She is a graduate of the Master of Information Studies program at the University of Toronto iSchool and holds a BA from Western University.

Ferrin Evans is a Master of Information candidate at the University of Toronto. He is currently a media archivist at the university’s Media Commons library and a film programmer with Inside Out Toronto, as well as a volunteer with The ArQuives (Toronto). In the past, he has worked with the Gay Archives of Quebec, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Cinema Politica, and the MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, where he served on the Board of Directors. His current research centres on queer loss and memory work during COVID-19.

Lucie Handley-Girard (she/her) serves as Archivist at the ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) in Toronto. She holds a BA and a MI both from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include community archives, archival performativity, and archives as spaces for activism, resistance, and identity formation.  

Laura Hernandez obtained her BA in History and Anthropology and MA in Public History from Western University. She worked for a decade in historical litigation research and is now on her third year at Library and Archives Canada. Her areas of research include Indigenous history, Federal-Provincial relations, and Government Records. She is currently working as a political archivist at Library and Archives Canada.

Danielle Robichaud works in Special Collections & Archives at the University of Waterloo Library. As Digital Archivist she is responsible for managing the creation, management and use of digitized primary resources, and improving the online discoverability of archival holdings. Her professional interests include diversifying historical narratives shared online, challenging status quo attitudes about archival practice, and finding the inner strength to accept digital sunk costs. In 2018 Danielle was awarded the James J. Talman Award by the Archives Association of Ontario for her work related to Wikipedia and the implementation of the Calls to Action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Rebecka Sheffield (she/her) is an archivist and archival educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has taught in graduate programs at Simmons University and the University of Toronto. Presently, she is a senior policy advisor for the Archives of Ontario and works on digital recordkeeping strategies. Rebecka previously served as the Executive Director for the ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives). She completed a PhD in information studies and sexual diversity studies at the University of Toronto.

Leanne Templeton is the Archivist for the Chinook Winds & Northern Spirit Regional Councils of the United Church. She is a cisgender woman of mixed ancestry with a MSc in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee. She has a background in archives, libraries and museums and a passion for diversity and inclusion. Leanne enjoys working with volunteers and non-profits and has an interest in genealogy. She is a descendant of settlers who came from China to work on the Canadian railroads and from Bessarabia to farm on the Prairies.

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