Volunteer with an AAO Committee!

28 Apr 2016 1:05 PM | Danielle Robichaud

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is recruiting volunteers! Come and lend your skills to the mix.

Members of the Association are encouraged to express their interest in volunteering with one of the following AAO Standing Committees:

Volunteering with an AAO committee offers an opportunity to gain great experience, network with peers, and showcase individual talents. 


Communications and Advocacy Committee:

For information ,or to join, contact: Laura Hallman, Chair (hallman.laura@gmail.com)

Advises the AAO Board on matters relating to communication with the membership, the operation of a program of public awareness and outreach and provides leadership in the event that emergency advocacy is required on behalf of the membership. The Committee liaises with the related committee of the Association of Canadian Archivists and other archival institutions, and pursues partnerships with other related bodies.

Fundraising Committee:
For information, or to join, contact: Dana Thorne, Chair (vp@aao-archivists.ca)

Advises the Board on matters relating to fundraising opportunities - particularly securing AAO event sponsors. Researches sustainable resources and identifies Association-based projects that may be used for fundraising initiatives, and supports AAO funding application processes. Also oversees adjudication for the Shirley Spragge Bursary program.


Professional Development Committee:

For information, or to join, contact: Erin Walsh, Co-chair (el_walsh84@yahoo.ca) or Ciara Ward, Co-chair (ciara.mk.ward@gmail.com)

Supports the archival community by providing basic and continuing education pertaining to information management.

Preservation Committee

For information, or to join, contact: Iona McCraith, AAO Archives Advisor (archivesadvisor@aao-archivists.ca)

Advises the AAO Board and the membership at large on matters relating to preservation policy and management and promotes preservation awareness in the archival community.


Marissa Paron
President, 2015-2016 

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

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


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