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Southwestern Ontario Chapter (SWOC)


The Southwestern Ontario Chapter (SWOC) is composed of archivists, librarians, records managers and other professionals who are dedicated to promoting, preserving and providing public access to the documentary heritage of Southwestern Ontario. SWOC strives to provide professional development opportunities, including workshops and lectures, and social events, such as tours, for professionals in the area to connect, collaborate and strengthen the archival community in Southwestern Ontario.

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President: Joshua Klar

Vice-President: Astrid Ramos

Treasurer: Gina Dewaele 

Secretary: Arthur McClelland 

Annual General Meeting

On Monday, May 8, 2023, SWOC will be holding an AGM and tour of the Diocese of Huron Archives at Huron University College from 10 to 12 p.m. The AGM will begin at 10 am with the tour to follow. All are welcome to attend, no previous involvement with SWOC or AAO is necessary.

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, May 3rd. Further details will be provided on parking and navigating Huron’s campus to attendees.

Also, the SWOC executive is currently looking to fill the positions of: President and Vice-President. The executive positions are elected for a two-year term, which will last from May 2023-April 2025. If you are interested and would like to nominate yourself for one of these positions, please contact us at before the AGM. Elections will be held at the AGM on May 8, 2023.

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

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