AAO institutional membership allows archival repositories to take part in Archeion, Ontario's Archival Information Network. Archeion currently has over 20,000 searchable online finding aid descriptions from repositories across the province.

Chapter Affiliation

Complimentary membership affiliation with one of the regional Chapters. Regional Chapters provide an opportunity to network with archivists in your area and optional membership in AAO Special Interest Groups.

Discounts on AAO Services

Discounts on annual conference registration and educational workshops.

Discounts at Industry Suppliers

AAO members receive special rates at Carr Mclean and Brodart. Contact for further details.

Off the Record

Membership includes a complimentary subscription to Off the Record, the newsletter of the AAO featuring technical and professional advice, special features on archives around Ontario, and information on educational and employment opportunities.

Priority Access to Professional Advice

Members have priority access to the Archives Advisor Program for advice and information via email and telephone.  Institutional and full Individual members may also request onsite consultation visits.

Environmental Monitor Loan Program 

Institutional membership gives access to the Environmental Monitor Loan Program to borrow a data logger for monitoring environmental conditions in the archive.

Archives Emergency Response Network

Institutional and full Individual members are eligible to participate in the Archives Emergency Response Network for assistance in the event of a disaster at their archives.


Membership Categories

There are different types of AAO membership including institutional and individual memberships. To determine the type of membership best for you review the descriptions below.  All memberships begin on 1st of April and expire on 31st of March the following year unless renewed.

Institutional Members

  • Fees are based on the annual archival budget, including salaries, of the institution.
  • Prices below are exclusive of HST.

2016-2017 Rates for Institutional Members

  • Level 1 - Budget less than $25,000.00 ($172.50)
  • Level 2 - Budget $25,001.00 to $50,000.00 ($230.00)
  • Level 3 - Budget $50,001.00 to $100,000.00 ($287.50)
  • Level 4 - Budget $100,001.00 to $250,000.00 ($403.04)
  • Level 5 - Budget $250,001.00 to $500,000.00 ($575.00)
  • Level 6 - Budget $500,001.00 to $750,000.00 ($728.58)
  • Level 7 - Budget $750,001.00 to $1,000,000.00 ($1,515.42)
  • Level 8 - Budget $1,000,001.00 and over ($2,300.00)

Individual Members

  • Open to all individuals active in, or interested in, the field of archival science.
  • Prices below are exclusive of HST.

Reduced rates are available for the following categories:

  • Student members registered full time in a post-secondary institution, and new professionals for two years following the year of graduation. The two year post-graduation period is available only to individuals who joined the AAO while attending a recognized post-secondary institution. Proof of enrollment or program completion is required.
  • Retired members interested in supporting the aims and objectives of the AAO.
  • Friends of the AAO interested in supporting the aims and objectives of the AAO.

2016-2017 Rates for Individual Members

  • Individual Membership ($95.00)
  • Retired Membership ($35.00)
  • Friends of the AAO Membership ($35.00)
  • Student (full time/post-secondary plus two years following the year of graduation) ($30.00)

Please contact with any questions regarding membership with the AAO. 

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