The Archives Association of Ontario has supported an awards program for over two decades. The intent of this program is to properly recognize individuals, institutions and companies that have made a significant contribution to Ontario archives and/or the profession.
The four awards are traditionally bestowed upon selected honourees at the annual awards gala, which is held during the spring conference. Award recipients are given a framed certificate and have been recognized in the past on the AAO website and in Off the Record. The slideshow below features selected images of award recipients from past years.
The Awards Committee is responsible for advertising, promoting, adjudicating and presenting these four awards. The awards and process involved in submitting nominations are discussed below.
In order to nominate someone for one of the awards, please review the nomination criteria and procedures below before completing and submitting the nomination form. The new nomination form, which should be used for all four awards, can be downloaded here.
An Archives Association of Ontario member in good standing must sign the nomination form. It must be accompanied by a maximum of 1000 word narrative explaining the reasons for the nomination. Additional documentation, including resumé, clippings, publications, etc. is strongly encouraged, but not required. An electronic version of the nomination package must be received by the Chair prior to the deadline, with original documentation mailed upon request.
Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Carolynn Bart-Riedstra, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.