Municipal Archives Interest Group (MAIG)

Formed in 1994, the Municipal Archives Interest Group (MAIG) represents municipal archivists, institutions and individuals interested in the preservation and use of municipal and other community based records in Ontario. Members of the AAO who work for municipal archives automatically gain access to this interest group, allowing for resource sharing, roundtable discussions and access to the MAIGazine, a yearly publication that provides members with provincial updates. Throughout the year MAIG hosts two meetings, an annual Open House at a members’ archive, and an Annual General Meeting, which takes place at the AAO’s yearly conference.


Chair: Gillian Shaw (Term: 2018-2021)
Vice-Chair: Megan Lockhart (Term: 2018-2021)
Secretary/Treasurer: Gina Dewaele (Term: 2017-2020)

We are always happy to hear from our colleagues, so if you have any news, suggestions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

MAIG Listserv:

Stay connected with MAIG by joining out Listserv!

The maig-listserv is a group forum available to Municipal Archive members of the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) and is intended to promote greater collaboration and information sharing between Ontario Municipal Archives and Archivists. In posting to this forum, please keep in mind the AAO’s Code of Conduct and be prepared to participate in constructive dialogue with your colleagues.

To subscribe to this group, send an email to 

Once submitted, you will receive an email from MAIG, asking you to "Join this Group". Select this option and re-enter your email address to subscribe. Once approved, you will automatically be subscribed to the Listserv - there is no need to sign in or create a Google Account.

To post to this group, send an email to:

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

For more information about the group, or to change your personal settings, please visit:!forum/maig-listserv 


     The MAIGazine is annual newsletter published and distributed as a membership benefit of the AAO. Please click below to view the current and past         issues.


MAIGazine Issues


 MAIGazine No. 15 2019 

 MAIGazine No. 14


 MAIGazine No. 13


 MAIGazine No. 12


  MAIGazine No. 11 


 MAIGazine No. 10


 MAIGazine No. 9 


MAIGazine No. 8


 MAIGazine No. 7 


MAIGazine No. 6


MAIGazine No. 5


MAIGazine No. 4


MAIGazine No. 3


MAIGazine No. 2


MAIGazine No. 1



     MAIG Open House

This year we are excited to announce that the MAIG Open House will be taking place on Friday October 18th at the Stratford-Perth Archives! Please join us and our gracious host Betty Jo Belton and her team as we explore the beautiful City and its archival collection. Lunch and lively archival conversation will be provided, so we hope you will be able to join us. 

     When:    Friday October 18th, 2019  - 10am-4pm

     Where:   Stratford-Perth Archives (4273 Line 34, R.R. 5, Stratford, ON  N5A 6S6) 

     Agenda:  10:00am-12:00pm Welcome and Tour of Stratford-Perth Archives

                   12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch followed by a chance to explore the Perth County History Trail (weather permitting - please bring comfy walking                                                   shoes or boots)

                   1:30pm-3:00pm • View exhibits next door at the Stratford-Perth Museum (

                   3:00pm-4:00pm • MAIG Meeting

Please RSVP by Friday October 11th to: Gina Dewaele, MAIG Secretary-Treasurer: or call 519-631-1460 ext. 154.

     To provide any additional resources to the MAIG page, please contact us at:

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

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