Recruitment for AAO Organizational History Committee

10 Dec 2015 7:30 PM | Danielle Robichaud

An organizational history is being assembled to celebrate the AAO's 25th anniversary in 2018. Currently, the history of the AAO is spread throughout a variety of corporate files and sources generated by successive boards, committees, employees, and management companies. This material will be analyzed and paired with memories drawn from current and former AAO members to prepare a comprehensive organizational history.

The AAO Board is looking for volunteers to lead this project by sitting on an Organizational History Committee. Individuals with longtime institutional knowledge would be an asset. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact AAO Vice President and Organizational History Committee Board Representative Dana Thorne before December 23, 2015 at Once participating members have been identified, the Organizational History Committee will be putting out a call for individuals willing to share their memories and experiences with the AAO. You can expect to see more information about that opportunity in the new year!

Deliverables for this committee are slated to be submitted to the AAO Board of Directors by March 31, 2016 and include: an environmental scan of sources and members to be approached for contributions; report on a survey of past and present AAO members to identify contributions/stories about the AAO's history; proposal for the structure and outline of the organizational history; and suggestions for a writer or team of writers to draft the history in 2016-2017. If you would like more information and a copy of the committee's Terms of Reference, please contact Dana at

Thank you,

Dana Thorne

Vice President, 2015-2016

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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