AAO 2020 Virtual Conference

  • 01 Oct 2020
  • 30 Sep 2021
  • Access to the presentations will be provided, via e-mail, after registration.



Better late than never, the AAO is happy to present its first-ever virtual conference! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our in-person 2020 conference in Thunder Bay. However, thanks to the willingness of conference presenters to pivot their work to an online, asynchronous format, we are now able to share those presentations with you.

Learn about how other archivists pursued new forms of collaboration and developed innovative partnerships in order to strengthen their programs, build community, and engage in new methods of outreach.


Members: $45

Student members: $20

Non-Members: $65

Register here for one year of access to these presentations:

Bridging the Descriptive Divide: The Co-operators Experience by Heather Ryckman

Collaborating for Comprehensive Collections by Andrea McCutcheon

Commemoration & Collaboration: World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project by Jesse Roberts, Sara Janes, Christina Wakefield, and Tory Tronrud [slides only]

Engagement Strategies in a Rural County: An Elgin County Archives Experience by Gina Dewaele

Establishing a Framework for Reconciliation Action and Awareness within the Canadian Archival Community by Erica Hernandez-Read, Donald Johnson, Marnie Burnham, Jennifer Jansen, Rita Mogyorosi, Sara Janes, and Raegan Swanson

Home Made Visible: partnering with a film festival to preserve IBPOC home movies by Katrina Cohen-Palacios [slides only]

Learning from the Research Data Archives: Experimental Approaches to Stewarding Indigenous Cultural Memory by Samuel Mickelson

Opportunity Drives Collaboration: Processing the Largest Set of Digital Records in Private Archives at LAC by Kelsey Beauvais and Nicole Welsh

Swiping Right on the Archives: Introducing the Humber College Archives by John Yolkowski

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of this year’s virtual conference!


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

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