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Honorary Archivist Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals whom the ACA wishes to honour for their contribution to the archival profession. The Honorary Archivist entitles recipients to attend the Association’s events, including the annual conference, AGM (non-voting ), and workshops at individual member’s rates.

Honorary Archivist may be awarded to any individual, normally not a member of the ACA nor involved in the archival profession.

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals and corporate bodies whom the ACA wishes to honour for their contribution to the archival profession.

Scope

Honorary Archivist may be awarded to any individual or corporate body, normally not a member of the ACA nor involved in the archival profession.

Responsibility

The Nominations and Awards Committee shall receive and evaluate all nominations. The Committee shall decide the recipient(s) of the award for each year or decide that no award shall be given and recommend this decision to the Board for approval. The Board of Directors shall approve the recipient(s) of the Honorary Archivist Award.

Eligibility

Current members of the Board of Directors; Governance Committee; Awards Committee; Coordinators and Association employees are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be applied when nominees are considered for the Honorary Archivist Award:

  • Nominee has made significant contributions to the Canadian archival community.
  • Nominee’s contributions demonstrate a commitment to the profession that has resulted in a significant impact on the archival community.
  • Nominee has advanced the goals and objectives of the ACA.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

Nominations are made by the membership at large and submitted to the Awards Committee. Bestowing this award shall be based on evidence submitted by the nominator(s) and the criteria outlined for the award. The Awards Committee shall evaluate the nominees for each year and will recommend this decision to the ACA Board for approval. The Awards Committee may also determine and recommend to the ACA Board that no award shall be given.

Instructions for Submissions

All nominations must be accompanied by a completed nomination form describing the nominee’s achievements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of support from members in good standing.

Nomination form and related documentation must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for Submissions

End of day - Thursday, April 14, 2022

Prize/Benefit

The Honorary Archivist entitles recipients to attend ACA events, including the annual conference, AGM (non-voting), and workshops at individual member’s rates.

Date and Place of Presentation

The Honorary Archivist Award shall be bestowed at the Awards Celebration during the ACA Annual Conference in June 2022.

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Honorary Archivist Award Recipients

2020: Ian Milligan

2019: Steve Marks

2017: David Loukidelis

2013: Lyne St-Hilaire-Tardif

2011: Dr. Craig Heron

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