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This year’s Archives Awareness Week (AAW) will be held from April 3 to April 6, 2023! The theme this year, “Step into your community”, will be a warmup for the upcoming conference!

Tweeting about events? Use the #2023AAW hashtag!

As part of AWW, we are bringing back our featured Instagram vignettes from you! On Thursday, April 6, 2023, the AAO will publish a series of short vignettes submitted by membership via our Instagram account. We are asking volunteers to submit recorded (sound and video) answers to any or all of the following questions. Examples from your collections will be encouraged!

    • Tell us about a unique outreach initiative your archive has been working on?
    • Tell us about a new partnership within your archive.
    • How are you engaging with your community?
    • What is a document, photograph, recording, or item that sparks more questions than answers?
    • Tell us about an archival surprise, something unexpected!
    • What is the strangest thing that you have discovered in your collection?
    • What archival process or specific record in your collection keeps you up at night? 
If you would like to participate in the AAW vignette event, please contact Tiffany Ribeiro at  prior to March 21, 2023, so we can coordinate the recording and sharing of your vignette. Space is limited!

As per tradition, the AAO will be hosting a Twitter Takeover event. On Monday, April 3, 2023, a roster of guest archivists will take over the AAO Twitter account @AAO_tweet to answer your questions and comments related to work in the archives. If you would like to participate, please contact by March 21, 2023, to book a one hour slot! Teams are welcome! Hurry - space is very limited this year!      

We encourage members to program events and engage in social media initiatives. If you would like us to promote your own AAW event please let us know prior to March 21, 2023 so that we can include it in next month’s Original Order of Things newsletter.



Stepping Into Archeion - a 2023 Archives Awareness Week Introduction to Archeion for Researchers

As part of 2023 Ontario Archives Awareness Week we invite you to "Step Into Archeion" and watch a short introduction video about searching in Archeion:

View other Archeion-related videos by Amanda Hill in the Archeion Playlist on our Youtube channel.


Event: What's beyond our front door?
When: Tuesday, April 4, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 20 King Avenue West, Newcastle, Ontario

This is a free event for all ages. Refreshments will be provided. Discover The Secrets of the Historical Society!

705-1 Eglinton Ave. East

Toronto ON

M4P 3A1

(647) 343-3334

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