The AAO Institutional Award is given to an archival institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the archival field or community, or has demonstrated a significant level of innovation and imagination in the establishment of outstanding or model programs or services. Recognition may be granted for an individual project of particular merit or for a program that integrates many facets of archival enterprise.
Examples of projects or programs open to nomination:
Arrangement and Description (e.g., finding aid systems, information networking, guides or other published finding aids).
Preservation Management (e.g., design, construction or upgrading of a facility, sharing of conservation skills or facilities).
Public Programs (e.g., special exhibits or exhibition programs, publications, education or community outreach programs).
|1995||Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives|
|1996||Metropolitan Toronto Archives & Records Centre|
|1997||Metropolitan Toronto Archives & Records Centre|
|2000||Simcoe County Archives|
|2001||Scotiabank Group Archives|
|2002||William Ready Division of Archives & Research Collections (McMaster University)|
|2003||Trent University Archives|
|2004||Wellington County Museum and Archives|
|2007||Elgin County Archives|
|2008||York University Archives|
|2009||Archives of Ontario (new facility at York University)|
|2012||Queen's University Archives|
|2013||Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Arthur A. Wishart Library (Algoma University)|
|2014|| not awarded
|2015||City of Thunder Bay Archives|
|2016||Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives|
|2019||Elgin County Archives|
|2021||Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives|