Institutional Award

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).


 Year Recipient(s)
 1995  Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives
 1996  Metropolitan Toronto Archives & Records Centre 
 1997  Metropolitan Toronto Archives & Records Centre 
 1998  not awarded 
 1999  Stratford-Perth Archives 
 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
 2005  not awarded 
 2006  not awarded 
 2007  Elgin County Archives 
 2008  York University Archives 
 2009  Archives of Ontario (new facility at York University) 
 2010  not awarded
 2011
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre and Library and Archives Special Collections Program

 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
 2017 not awarded
 2018 not awarded


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