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Volunteer for the ACA

The ACA is seeking members to volunteer to serve as committee members as part of the leadership team that creates the strategic direction of the Association. 

The following leadership opportunities are currently open. We encourage you to reply with a statement of interest. Positions will remain open until filled. Please use this link to complete a volunteer form.

Awards  Committee

  • Do you have good knowledge of archives and records professionals across Canada?
  • Can you recognize good work and talented professionals?
  • We are looking for 5 to 8 members to help us identify and recognize ACA fellow members as part of the ACA Awards Program.

Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee

Do you have a passionate interest in equity and social justice issues? Or do changes to privacy or copyright legislation drive you ‘round the bend? Or perhaps you are just tired of explaining the differences between an archivist and a librarian? The newly revamped Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee needs you! Be an advocate, join the team, and let’s change the world.

Professional Competencies for Archivists Working Group

Expressions of interest are now being accepted towards involvement in the PCAWG. This newly established working group is mandated to identify required competencies archivists need in today’s diverse information management landscape.

ACAF Board Nominations 

Do you know someone interested in helping to support developing archivists and gaining experience as a member of a charitable board? The Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation (ACAF) is looking to expand its volunteer Board of Directors and welcomes nominations for new 2021 ACAF Board members. 

The ACAF is a fundraising and fund granting charitable organization with the specific aim of supporting the educational and research needs of the Canadian archival profession in alignment with the Association of Canadian Archivists' Strategic Plan and 2020 Equity Commitments.  

Board members are elected by the ACAF membership on an annual basis and serve for a two-year term. This is an open call for nominees. Please submit your nomination or expression of by completing this form by April 2, 2021. 

Membership Committee 

The ACA Membership Committee has open vacancies for committee members. The committee is working on a number of projects, including a review of member categories and continued development of the Mentorship Program. This committee is great for both new and seasoned members who are keen to engage with the ACA community and enhance membership experience. Volunteer here.

Virtual Host Team – ACA 2021

Do you like meeting new people? Do you enjoy interacting with friends and colleagues on social media? The ACA is looking for you! Volunteer members are still needed for the 2021 Virtual Host team to lead the dynamic, online activities in support of the ACA June virtual conference.

ACA 2022 - Conference Planning Committee

The ACA 2022 conference will hopefully be our opportunity to once again gather in person. Slated for Vancouver, the program will focus on decolonizing archives, indigenisation of practice, increasing diversity in the profession and moving archives forward to better reflect core values of inclusivity. Whether you are new to the profession, or a veteran from the archival trenches, 2022 Conference Programme Chair, Krisztina Laszlo, is interested in putting together a dynamic group who is inspired by the above topic. 

ACA 2022 – Vancouver Host Team

Do you know Vancouver like the back of your hand? Love sharing with visitors the many sights, sounds and flavours that make Vancouver one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world? Well, the ACA 2022 Vancouver Host Team needs you! Volunteer members are needed for the 2022 Vancouver Host Team to lead the dynamic, in-person (knock on wood) activities in support of the ACA’s annual June conference.


How to Apply

The ACA is a member-driven association for archives and records professionals across Canada and abroad. All Individual Members are encouraged to participate in ACA activities. Positions will remain open until filled. Submit your online application here.

For more information about the ACA and its leadership opportunities, or to send us an expression of interest, please contact: vicepresident@archivists.ca or call (613) 853-1867.

The ACA believes that a professional and intellectual community is enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We are especially committed to increasing committee participation by members from groups that have been historically underrepresented in the records and archives profession. We encourage participation from ACA members at any stage of their careers and from all backgrounds.

Together we can build a strong ACA and enrich the archives and recordkeeping profession for the benefit of all.





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