Toronto Area Archivists' Group (TAAG)

The Toronto Area Archivists' Group is the Toronto Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario. Known as TAAG, this group organizes professional development and social events for Toronto-area archives professionals, including workshops, tours, and parties! We welcome collaboration with archives, libraries, historical societies, and other groups. 

TAAG also provides an award to the convocating student with the highest academic standing in the Archives and Records Management path at the University of Toronto's iSchool.

Check us out on our Facebook page.

 Name  Position
 James Roussain  President
 Emily Sommers
 Tys Klumpenhouwer  Secretary
 Andrea Mateka
 Member-at-large (Treasurer Elect)
 Celia Schmidt  Member-at-large (Communications/Social Media)
 Jessica Haskell
 Maegan Ayre  Member-at-large
 Julia Holland


Upcoming events

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  • 21 Dec 2017 2:19 PM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    Save the date now for taag's Winter Warmer - 2018 edition!

    Recover from the holidays with your archival colleagues!

    We'll return to Harvest Kitchen, 124 Harbord Street on Thursday 18 January beginning at 6pm
    Spend what you wish, they have a great menu and great beverages to wash it all down with!
    We do have a capacity on the room so please RSVP at:

  • 13 Nov 2017 11:00 AM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    The University of Toronto’s student chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) and TAAG would like to extend an invitation to join us for a joint pub night on Wednesday, November 22nd at 6pm.

    This is an opportunity for members and non-members alike to chat, socialize, and talk all things archival and otherwise.

    We will be meeting at East of Brunswick (720 Spadina Avenue; just south of Bloor Street).

    Members of the chapter and TAAG will be present and hope to see you there!

    When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – 6pm

    Where: East of Brunswick (720 Spadina Avenue)

    No need to RSVP! See you there!


    TAAG &
    University of Toronto ACA Student Chapter

  • 09 Feb 2017 10:54 PM | Amanda Tomé

    The Toronto Area Archivists' Group is please to announce its 2017 AGM details.

    Annual General Meeting

    When: March 9, 2017

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm (gather at 6pm) 

    Where: Blackburn Room | Robarts Library (4th floor) | 130 St. George Street

    Ian Wilson, former Librarian and Archivist of Canada, will be giving a talk at the AGM.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Pub Night

    When: March 9, 2017

    Time: Gather between 8:00 and 8:30 pm

    Where: Harbord House | 150 Harbord Street

    Please RSVP for the AGM and the pub night

  • 09 Jan 2017 1:29 PM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    please save the date & RSVP for taag's Winter Warmer
    Thursday 19th January 2017
    Time - 6pm onwards
    Place - Harvest Kitchen, 124 Harbord Street
    Cost - Spend what you like (separate checks is what we are doing) have a drink, munchies & a drink, dinner & a drink, & maybe even throw in a dessert!
    RSVP at URL:

  • 03 May 2016 12:53 PM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    taag held their AGM on Thursday 21 April, outgoing President, Julia Holland, would like to thank outgoing chapter executive members Bev Darville (Treasurer), Juanita Rossiter (Secretary) and Jonathan Lofft (Past President). The new executive term will be for two years, and the slate that was approved consists of:
    President, James Roussain; Vice-President, Emily Sommers; Secretary, Tys Klumpenhouwer; Treasurer, Katey Watson; Member-at-Large (Social Media), Celia Schmidt; Member-at-Large, Jessica Haskell; Member-at-Large, Maegan Ayre; Member-at-Large (Stakeholder nominee), Amanda Tomé; Past-President, Julia Holland.

  • 07 Apr 2016 9:09 AM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    We hope you have all renewed your AAO memberships and are ready to join taag for our 2016 AGM!

    We will be saying good-bye to some taag executive members and welcoming some new ones 

    (hint - there will be some business before we get to the main event).

    The main event - Checking in with John Roberts - he's been here 6 months now - how's he doing?

    Thursday 21 April 2016

    • Cost $30
    • 5:30pm gather
    • 6pm business meeting
    • 6:30pm (or earlier) guest speaker
    • catch up and mingle!

    The Bedford Academy is located at 36 Prince Arthur Avenue in Toronto and is easily accessible from the Bedford Road exit of the St. George TTC Subway Station.


    In keeping with a more casual tone this year, your $30 allows us to meet in a private space at the Bedford Academy where we will have a variety of food platters available. Drinks are not included; cash bar available for all beverages. This private space allows you to meet and mingle with your colleagues in a relaxed setting.

    Payment and RSVP details

    • Attendance must be confirmed by April 14th
    • Please notify us of any food allergies when RSVP’ing so we can be sure to provide hearty options for all
    • Please RSVP via email to juanita.rossiter[at]
    • Payment on day of event cash or cheque (payable to the Toronto Area Archivists’ Group) and be given to Juanita Rossiter
    • NO Receipts will be issued
    • Please direct any questions to juanita.rossiter[at]

    Download the flyer here:


    Toronto Area Archivists Group (taag) is the Toronto chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)

  • 21 Mar 2016 12:54 PM | Danielle Robichaud

    TAAG's annual general meeting will be taking place on Thursday 21 April 2016.

    Location is being finalized, details will be forthcoming!

  • 02 Nov 2015 4:03 PM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    If you haven't bumped into him yet at work, at an association meeting, on the TTC, or anywhere else he's been hanging out since arriving in Toronto: watching World Rugby finals in pubs, concerts, cheese shops, book fairs, fine dining establishments...

    taag invites its members to come on out and meet Ontario's new Chief Privacy Officer & Archivist of Ontario, John Roberts!

    He'll be briefly giving us his views on Canada from the outside, early experiences, and aspirations and after that, he is keen to meet and mingle with the folks in his new-to-him provincial chapter of the AAO! 

    When: Thursday 19 November 2015 from 6-8pm

    taag's budget limits the event to a certain number of participants, so taag members should RSVP sooner rather than later: taag.chapter[at]

    Where: The Faculty Club Lounge, University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street

    map and directions can be accessed by scrolling mid-way on this URL:

    Light refreshments provided, cash bar


    Toronto Area Archivists Group (taag) is the Toronto chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)

  • 02 Sep 2015 10:16 AM | Julia Holland (Administrator)

    .pdf  flyer for this event can be accessed at URL 

    Please join the Toronto Area Archivists Group (taag) and the 

    University of Toronto Archives Group (UTAG) for…

    Digital Preservation and Access with AtoM and Archivematica

    Sarah Romkey, Systems Archivist for Artefactual Systems, will present on first steps for institutions to take when wanting to provide online access to their collections using AtoM, or preserving digital content using Archivematica. 

    Her presentation will address:

    • New features in the latest release versions of AtoM and Archivematica

    • How do AtoM and Archivematica work together

    • How to prepare for digital preservation activities with Archivematica

    When: Friday 11 September 2015 from 2 - 4:30pm

    Where: MacLean Hunter room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 

       120 St. George Street, University of Toronto

    RSVP by Friday 04 September to:


    The first hour (2-3 pm) will be a talk, then discussion/Q & A about AtoM (Archeion Coordinator, Amanda Hill, will also be present) and the second hour (3-4pm)  will be a talk, then discussion/Q & A about Archivematica, leaving time (4-4:30pm) for more in-depth queries. 

    If you have specific or general questions you are looking to have answered, you can send them in advance to Sarah ( or ( and we'll compile them for Sarah!

    In order to give Sarah time to prepare - please submit questions by Friday 4 September 2015!

    Everyone is welcome whether they are currently a user of AtoM or Archivematica or not!

    Users of either AtoM or Archivematica are welcome to share stories or experiences with colleagues.

  • 24 Apr 2015 3:43 PM | Julia Holland (Administrator)
    If you are looking for an archival volunteer "gig" Saturday 23 May 2015, consider volunteering at the City of Toronto Archives as part of Doors Open Toronto!
    Volunteer form can be downloaded here:

    Please send completed forms by 30 April 2015 to Paul Sharkey at the City of Toronto Archives: Fax: 416 392 9685
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