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The Original Order of Things:

An AAO Monthly Newsletter 

October 2022, Volume 2, Issue 10

Editor's Welcome

Happy Halloween, everyone! This months’ newsletter has some exciting items, highlighted by the announcement of our annual conference this May. Start thinking about those proposals! 

- Tys Klumpenhouwer and MacKenzie Gott, Editors.   

AAO News

a. AAO’s 2023 Conference Theme Announced!

The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the 2023 Annual Conference to be held from May 10 to May 12, 2023 at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. This year’s theme is Archives Rx: Healthy Collections and Communities

Read the full announcement and description here: 

b.  Conference Call for Papers and Reviewers

Call for Papers

The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to announce its Call for Papers for the 2023 Annual Conference to be held from May 10th to May 12th at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario.

This year’s conference theme is Archives Rx: Healthy Collections and Communities. The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for examinations on this general topic in past, present, and future contexts.

The deadline for proposals is January 6, 2023. All proposals will be reviewed by a peer panel. We expect to inform all those who have put forward a proposal the result of the panel’s deliberations in early February.

To put forward a proposal to speak at the AAO 2023 Conference, please use this form. Do you have questions or want to discuss your ideas before submitting a proposal? We encourage you to reach out to

Call for Reviewers

Interested in helping shape the 2023 AAO Conference learning experience? The Conference Program Committee is seeking reviewers to evaluate and select speaker proposals for the upcoming conference. Interested or want to learn more? Contact

c. Toronto Area Archivists Group (TAAG) presents Copyright Escapades: Copyright can be fun!

Join the TAAG’s evening of copyright fun with Jean Dryden and Hujma Chowdhury. Please note that space is limited for this event, register soon to guarantee your spot!

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (followed by a 20-minute tour of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club)

Where: 141 St. George Street (St. George & Bloor – Royal Canadian Yacht Club)

Cost: $20 (members), $15 (students), $40 (non-members)

Prerequisite: None, although some knowledge of copyright would be helpful.

Maximum number of registered participants: 14

Registration link: 

Please note that this event requires a minimum of 10 participants to be registered by November 18th, 2022 at 11:59 EST

If you have any questions, please contact Charly at      

d. New Communications and Advocacy Committee email 

You can now contact the Communications and Advocacy Committee directly by emailing! If you have events that you would like advertised, job postings, advocacy initiatives, or any feedback for the committee, please feel free to send us a message!  

e. Tom and Christine Symons Archival Fellowship (bourse d'archivage Tom et Christine Symons) Trent University

The Tom and Christine Symons Archival Fellowship was established in 2018 to honour the many facets of Professor Tom Symons’ work and legacy. It supports archival research using the T.H.B. Symons and related fonds located in the Trent University Library and Archives, Peterborough, Canada.

The deadline for the 2023 fellowship is December 15, 2022. More information on the fellowship and application procedures available on the Archives’ website at

Job Postings

Archives Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto, Ontario (closes November 1, 2022)

Processing Archivist, Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto, Ontario (closes November 1, 2022)

Associate Archivist, The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada - London, Ontario (closes November 1, 2022)

Senior Specialist, Privacy. Ontario Health. - Virtual (subject to change), Ontario (closes December 31, 2022)

Upcoming Conferences

a. 2023 Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) Conference 

Theme: Archives Rx: Healthy Collections and Communities

Dates: May 10 -12, 2023 

Location: Cobourg, Ontario

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2023

Website link

b. 2023 Association of Canadian Archivists Conference

Theme: Belonging - Considering archival bonds and disconnects 

Dates: June 28 - July 1, 2023

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2023  

Website link

c. 87th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists      Dates: July 22 - July 29, 2023

Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

Website link

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