The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) was established in 1993 as a result of the amalgamation of the Ontario Association of Archivists and the Ontario Council of Archives. It is a network of archives and archivists providing programs, education, advocacy and shared knowledge, consisting of approximately 300 members.
The AAO represents archival institutions, those working in archives, as well as 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 Archives Association of Ontario is a network of archives and archivists providing programs, education, advocacy and shared knowledge.
In carrying out its mission, the AAO promotes the development of a co-operative system of archives in Ontario by:
Additionally, the AAO offers a number of different services to its members, including:
The Archives Association of Ontario is a part of a national network of archives associations. See the AAO's web links page for more information about provincial, territorial and national associations, as well as related interest groups.
Please also note that when AAO institutional members contribute content to the AAO's Archeion database, the content is harvested into a national database called Archives Canada. The database is managed by the Canadian Council of Archives.
The AAO is led by a committed community of volunteers from across the province. You can contact our secret aria by mail, phone or email:
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9