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Benefits of ACA Membership

From Archivaria and our outstanding annual conference to mentorship and Special Interest Sections, the ACA provides programs, products and services designed to help you make the most of your archival career.

The ACA offers an annual membership to individuals that begins January 1 and continues to December 31 Members must have paid their membership fees to qualify for committee positions, Board of Director roles and member rates for conference fees and workshops. 

As a member of the ACA you will be able to: 

  • Enjoy discounted pricing on ACA programming such as workshops and the annual conference.   
  • Access the exclusive Members Only section of the ACA website, including a searchable Directory of Members, proceedings from recent ACA conferences, and access to the latest two issues of Archivaria.
  • Read and contribute to Archivaria, a world-leading journal of the study of archives. Individual members can opt-in to have a print copy delivered.
  • Keep up-to-date with professional news through the ACA’s monthly newsletter, Scope and Content and our annual report published as The Bulletin.  
  • Stand for election or elect members to the ACA Board of Directors.
  • Participate in the ACA’s Mentorship Program as a mentee or mentor to help strengthen our peer community. 
  • Support the ACA’s important advocacy and outreach activities including contributing to the ACA Blog, In the Field.

  • Participate in ACA Special Interest Sections devoted to Indigenous archives, electronic records, personal archives, religious archives, university and college archives, and sound and moving images and more.

  • Network with colleagues from across Canada and around the world.

*New* Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) / Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Reciprocal Membership:

Benefits for ACA Members:

  • Access to all professional development opportunities offered by the ASA at ASA member rates.
  • Open digital access to ASA’s Archives & Manuscripts journal, both archived & current issues.
  • Receive digital version of ASA’s monthly newsletter.
  • ASA member rates on the purchase of commercially produced Association publications.

To take advantage of the ASA / ACA reciprocal membership agreement please fill out the following form: 

*Renewal is an opportunity to update your ACA member profile. To be included in the members-only directory, there is an opt-in feature where you can also select which contact details you would prefer shown. 

*If you have opted in to receive a print copy of Archivaria, please make sure that you have indicated to which mailing address you wish to have it and other official ACA correspondence delivered to in 2024.  

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