AAO East/Est is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization that has supported the Eastern Ontario archival community for over 30 years. The Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario originated as the Eastern Ontario Archivists Association (EOAA) in 1978. The association provided programs and workshops for archivists and attempted to promote archives to the public through various events. In 1989, the EOAA became a chapter of the AAO's predecessor, the Ontario Association of Archivists.
Operating under a newly approved Chapter Constitution (2013), AAO East/Est continues to foster a strong archival community in eastern Ontario and to support its members and connect them to services and programs offered through its parent institution, the AAO. Each year, AAO East/Est organizes a number of events where ideas are exchanged, new and old friends connect, and the Eastern Ontario archival community is strengthened.
For the most up to date information on events and activities check out the AAO East/Est Facebook page.
For a description of events and more long term information see the AAO East/Est blog.
We may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John D. Lund, President
John D. Lund hails from the dark recesses of British Columbia where tourist migrate on an annual basis. He is a corporate archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives specializing in electronic records. John’s previous positions, include, Collections Management Archivist, City of Red Deer, and Visual Records Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta. John has provided workshops on born digital and traditional photographs at the provincial/national level. He has presented papers on visual records and digitization at ACA conferences and has provided peer review for Archivaria. He continues to provide workshops on a variety of topics including photographic records, copyright and audio preservation and digitization. Outside of the nine to five John is a photographer, writer and general punk.
Candace Vanskiver, Vice-President
Four year AAO member and a native of Ontario, Candace has lived in both the extreme rural and urban spaces of the province. She is currently an Assistant Archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives focused on Inventory Control. Candace has five years of archives experience and also holds diplomas for; Applied Museum Studies (Algonquin College), Bachelor of Art History and Sociology (Carleton University), GAS certificate (Canadore College), and has completed the Archives and Records Management program at Algonquin College. While applying her skills to support her strong interest in culture and history, Candace is also extremely adept with modern social media.
Theresa Sorel, Treasurer
Theresa Sorel has been Treasurer of the Eastern Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario since 2006. A native of Nova Scotia, Theresa holds an Honours B.A. in History from St. Francis Xavier University and an M. A. in History (Scottish Studies) from University of Guelph, as well as a certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has worked at several archives, art galleries and museums in Peterborough, Toronto and Ottawa and is currently the Special Media and Exhibitions Archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives.
Dalton Campbell, Secretary
Dalton holds a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. Prior to his arrival in Ottawa, he worked for a regulatory body in Toronto and developed his expertise and knowledge with a short stint at a community museum in northern Canada. Dalton applied his skills at the Canadian Museum of Civilization prior to his current work at Library and Archives Canada.
Jacinda Bain, Member at Large
Jacinda Bain is an Assistant Archivist for the City of Ottawa Archives. A full bio is to follow.