n. (abbr. ACA)a Canadian organization supporting the archival community through advocacy and educationDowling 1975b, 612The Association of Canadian Archivists was voted into existence at the June 3, 1975, meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in Edmonton, Alberta. The vote approved a constitution drawn up for the new association during the past year. A special, joint committee was established to promote the creation of a national office of archives representing English and French organizations of archivists in Canada.Cook 2011a, 601–602Over three decades ago, in 1975, archivists in English Canada withdrew as a formal section of the Canadian Historical Association to form the independent Association of Canadian Archivists. Since that time, the archival profession in English Canada has flourished.Association of Canadian Archivists 2017aThe Association of Canadian Archivists has established the following three awards to recognize excellent writing in Archivaria: the W. Kaye Lamb Prize, the Hugh A. Taylor Prize, and the Gordon Dodds Prize.Association of Canadian Archivists 2022The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is a non-profit organization that represents the needs and interests of archives and records professionals throughout Canada. ¶ The ACA provides members with opportunities to network with archives and records professionals across the country, develop professional skills and expertise, and participate in national and international advocacy initiatives.
The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit association. The ACA was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1978, after operating for a number of years as the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). The journal Archivaria is published on a biannual basis.