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Emerging Leader Award

Created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Archives Association of Ontario, the AAO Emerging Leader Award celebrates early-career archivists whose work and service demonstrate consistent growth, leadership and promise to the archives profession in Ontario. Achievements may include involvement in professional organizations, and/or participation in relevant projects, and/or written and scholarly work. This award is intended to recognize cumulative contributions rather than any single activity.

Supporting documentation should demonstrate the nominee’s development as a leader in the archival community.

Nominees must be an AAO member whose professional work and service is primarily within Ontario and meet as many of the following criteria as possible for consideration:

        • Must have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience.
        • Representative work shows influence on the archives profession beyond the nominee’s home institution/employer and holds promise for future contributions. 
        • Demonstrated leadership through collaborative work or exemplary service to local, regional, and/or provincial archival and heritage organizations within Ontario.
        • Involvement in successful outreach and advocacy efforts on behalf of the archives profession. 

 Year Recipient
 2019 Gillian Shaw
 2020 not awarded
  • Amanda Oliver
  • Joshua Klar
  • Katrina Cohen-Palacios
 2022James Roussain

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is led by a committed community of volunteers from across the province. 

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