The ACA offers several signature services for its members. These include:
Advocacy: Since its founding in 1975, the ACA has taken leadership on issues of national and international significance relating to archives, recordkeeping and cultural heritage. The ACA also works with allied professional associations and regional and local groups on matters impacting the archives and records profession. Advocacy is member-driven and coordinated by a standing Advocacy Committee, which is chaired by the President of the Board.
Annual Conference: The ACA Conference is a signature event for archives and recordkeeping professionals in Canada and abroad. Each year, this three-day conference attracts more than 300 people and 100 speakers and participants. Members receive a discounted registration for the conference and some associated workshops and events.
Archivaria: Members receive two annual issues of the ACA’s cutting-edge journal, Archivaria, and have access to all issues accessible through the e-Archivaria portal.
Education: In addition to the annual conference, the ACA offers professional learning opportunities for its members. Typically, the ACA partners with local and regional hosts to ensure that educational opportunities are accessible and meet specific member needs.
Honours and Awards: The ACA celebrates and honours its members through an annual awards program. These are coordinated by the ACA Awards Committee, the ACA Foundation, and the Archivaria Editorial Board.
Job Postings: The ACA works with institutions and employers to post professional job opportunities in the broad fields of archives and recordkeeping, information management, privacy management, and access to information, as well as academic posts in the areas of information, archival studies, and recordkeeping/records management.
Member Directory: All members have access to a directory of members, which includes professional contact information. Need to consult an archivist or records professional in Nova Scotia? You can search by province! (Coming Soon)
Mentorship Program: The popular ACA mentorship program is available to new professionals and students who are ACA members. The goal is to facilitate the integration of new professionals into the Canadian archives and recordkeeping community by matching them with mentors who may advise and guide them on work and career management issues.
Member Resources: ACA Members have access to a range of resources, tools and templates to support their archives and recordkeeping work. (Coming Soon)
Special Interest Sections: ACA members are invited to take part in one or more member led Special Interest Sections (SIS). (Coming Soon)
Resources & Publications