About Us

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is a network of archives and archivists providing programs, education, advocacy and shared knowledge. Consisting of approximately 300 members, the AAO supports and promotes the work of archivists in preserving the history and culture of Ontario and its citizens. It was established in 1993 as a result of the amalgamation of the Ontario Association of Archivists and the Ontario Council of Archives.  

What We Do

The AAO promotes the development of a co-operative system of archives in Ontario by:

  • Advocating on behalf of Ontario‚Äôs archival community to the government of Ontario, local government and other provincial institutions in order to advance archival practice and promote the value of archives
  • Promoting professional standards, procedures and practices among archival repositories
  • Facilitating archival communication and cooperation among institutions, users and sponsors
  • Providing leadership through communication and co-operation with individuals, groups and associations interested in the preservation and use of Ontario's documentary heritage
  • Being part of a network of provincial, territorial and national archives associations
Additionally, the AAO offers a number of different services to its members, including:

Governance

The AAO is governed by a volunteer-based Board of Directors and represents archival institutions, those working in archives, and volunteers, patrons, and supporters of archives. It promotes archives as vital to the fair, transparent, and equitable operations of the Canadian and Ontario governments, and society as a whole. The AAO's Constitution outlines the bylaws guiding the administration and operations of the AAO.

Support


The AAO is grateful for the support of the people of Ontario through the Archives of Ontario, Ministry of Government Services.


The AAO also receives support from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Provincial Heritage Organization Operating Grant.

Contact Us

The AAO is led by a committed community of volunteers from across the province. You can contact our secretariat by mail, phone or email:

720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 202

Toronto, ON M5S 2T9

647-343-3334

aao@aao-archivists.ca


Address: 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M5S 2T9 

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca



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