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Nominations for AAO Board of Directors 2024-2025 now open

19 Apr 2024 4:22 PM | Tiffany Ribeiro (Administrator)

AAO Board of Directors Election 2024 Nominations are open

Nominations are currently being accepted for three (3) positions on the Board of Directors of the AAO. Each term will commence upon election at the AAO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held virtually on May 10, 2024, during the AAO 2024 conference.

Volunteering on the AAO Board offers an invaluable professional development experience. It provides candidates with an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field, develop their leadership skills, and to apply their existing knowledge and skill set to the service of Ontario’s archival community.

The positions that are currently open for nominations include:

Vice-President/President Elect: Three-year term (May 2024 - May 2027)

The Vice-President/President Elect (VP) serves as the deputy to the President, and provides assistance in all aspects of Board planning and policy decision-making. Along with the President, the VP may represent the AAO at meetings with the Association's stakeholders and within the broader Canadian archival community. Specific duties include:

  • Liaising with AAO Standing and Special Committees and/or Sub-committees thereof, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs); 
  • Performing the duties of the President in cases of absence or inability; and 
  • Supporting the President in providing general supervision of the operations of the AAO, its staff, and the secretariat office. 
  • The VP assumes the position of President in the second year of their term and in the third year serves as a non-voting member of the Board in the capacity of Past President.

Director Without Portfolio: Two-year term (May 2024 - May 2026)

The Director Without Portfolio position provides assistance in the general governing of the affairs of the Association. Specific duties may therefore include:

  • Serving as a Board liaison to one or more of the Standing and Special Committees of the AAO, and/or Sub-committees thereof; 
  • Participating fully in Board decision-making; and 
  • Contributing to the development of Association policies, procedures and guidelines.

Chair, Institutional Development Committee: Two-year term (May 2024 - May 2026)

The Institutional Development Committee Chair acts as the representative for the AAO institutional members at a Board level. The person in this position must be the head of an archival institution and will be elected by special ballot by AAO Institutional Members in advance of, or at, the AGM, as per article 6.10 of the AAO Constitution.

Specific activities include:

  • Reporting all matters related to institutional members discussed at a Board level; 
  • Liaising with institutional members to bring matters of concern from the institutional members level to the Board level for discussion and/or action; and 
  • Optimizing the relationship between institutional members and the Board; 
  • Coordinating the annual Institutional Members Symposium; Representing the AAO at meetings of the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA).

You are invited to contact the following current Board members with any questions about the available positions:

Nominations can be submitted by downloading and sending the nomination form via email, to the AAO Office at, using the subject line "Nominations 2024", and direct your message to the attention of the Nominations Committee.

Nominations must be received by the AAO Office by close of business on Friday, May 3rd, 2024.


Sarah McDougall

President, 2023-2024 

The Archives Association of Ontario

705-1 Eglinton Ave. East

Toronto ON

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(647) 343-3334

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