Attention AAO Members,
At the emergency Board meeting held on May 8, the AAO Executive made difficult but necessary decisions to safeguard the future of the association. Due to the sensitive nature of these issues, we are still in the process of working out the terms, but it is important to stress that the elimination of the NADP funding has had a direct impact the three core programs of the AAO which include the services of the Archives Advisor, Preservation Consultant, and the Archeion Coordinator.
In the meantime, the AAO Executive has written a letter to the Honorable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, stating the importance and necessity of the NADP to the AAO and the archives of the Province of Ontario. We encourage all members to write to the Hon. James Moore, their MPs, and sign the petition to save the NADP. Like the Canadian Council of Archives and the other provincial and territorial archival associations, the AAO believes it is necessary for Library and Archives Canada to restore the NADP.
Please watch the AAO List-Serv and aao-archivists.ca for further announcements regarding the activities of the CCA and the AAO. Despite the distressing nature of the recent situation, the AAO 2012 Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop in Toronto are still scheduled to run from June 13-15. We expect this conference to serve as important gathering for archivists and enthusiasts to discuss the future of our profession in Ontario.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the AAO Executive.
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