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CCA launches new My Archives, My Government matching program.

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My Archives | My Government
Matching archives with politicians
nationwide


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In a nation of over 800 archival institutions, one thing is clear: we have a whole lot of history to offer to Canadians country-wide. Unfortunately, many archives are struggling to preserve the invaluable records that communicate this history. To remedy this, CCA has been working to promote archives awareness among politicians, the media, and the public.

By participating in the My Archives, My Government awareness programme, archives across the country will provide politicians with a local portal into Canada's archival community. Participants will be guided through several points of contact with their federal and provincial political representatives, culminating in the politicians' tour of their archives.





































"That the Provincial and Territorial Archivists affirm their support of the CCA and commit to work towards its renewal to ensure its viability and capacity to provide archival leadership in Canada, including strategic planning for the archival system, the development and realization of Archives Canada and other archival Programmes of benefit to Canadians."

NPTAC meeting in Ottawa - May 8, 2004

"The ACA affirms its support of the CCA and commits to work towards its renewal to ensure its viability and capacity to provide archival leadership in Canada, including strategic planning for the archival system, the development and realization of Archives Canada and other archival Programmes of benefit to Canadians."

Association of Canadian Archivists Annual General Meeting
Montreal - May 29, 2004

"The Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS) Board of Trustees hereby endorses in principle the renewal and strengthening of federal support for the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) and its role in leading and coordinating the continuing development of the Canadian archival system."

Approved unanimously at the
PANS Board of Trustees meeting - June 23, 2004

"As we look towards the future, the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) and its Programmes will become increasing significant in preserving and promoting a distinctive and vibrant Canadian identity."

Ian Forsyth, Archivist,
Simon Fraser University

"… There is absolutely no doubt that little if any of the progress we would no doubt have made anyway would have extended to those small but significant institutions (and their communities) without the help of CCA. Important standards have been developed. Above all, efforts have been made to establish networks, which are absolutely necessary in order effectively to preserve and communicate the archival documentary heritage in this day and age. Indeed, as Wilfred Smith wrote in his famous article on "total archives in Canada, a national system of archives is a necessary condition for preserving a wholesome archival heritage. CCA is the idea vehicle with which to build these networks."

Terry Eastwood, Member of the
Canadian Archival Community since 1973.

"… Receipt of this funding will truly enable us to preserve and present this tremendous visual history not only to our staff and researchers, but to the general public as well - a task we would not have been able to accomplish without your valuable financial support."

Erica Hernandez, Heritage Collections Officer
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

"… Members of the AMA congratulate the CCA Board for its leadership and commitment, on our behalf. "

Jody Baltessen
Chair, Association for Manitoba Archives
June 2004

"The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) affirms its strong support for the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) and the co-operative structure of the Canadian archival system. The SCAA fully supports the CCA and the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in their efforts to ensure future sustainability of this system, and commits to assisting them in this endeavour."

Passed unanimously
at the June 2004 SCAA AGM.

Without the assistance of CCA services, I would not be a practicing archivist. Control of Holdings Grants have enabled me to upgrade my training, to establish several institutional archives, and to employ RAD standards. The Manitoba Museum Archives would not have been created at all without CCA support … The Carberry Plains Archives would not have its complete holdings now under RAD descriptions and posted on CAIN. The Girl Guides Archives (Manitoba Council) would have neither intellectual control, nor accessibility ….I have benefited enormously from the workshops, seminars, collegiality, and grants. So have the invaluable archives in Manitoba. Indeed, I hope these creative conditions continue for a very long time. Thank you so much for these opportunities.

B.Pyke, Archivist


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