Useful links

This page has three sections:

  • the first one provides links to guidelines, archival standards and best practices,
  • the second lists archival supplies vendors,
  • the third lists provincial/territorial archival councils or association that support archives and archivists.

The first section (and second if necessary) will be regularly updated.


Best practices, standards, and gudielines

Manual for Small Archives by the Archives Association of British Columbia

A Guide to Archiving for Community Organizations by Braden Cannon

Dictionary of Archives Terminology by the Society of American Archivists

Digital Preservation Handbook by the Digital Preservation Coalition

The Sustainable Heritage Network


Archival supplies vendors

Carr McLean: https://www.carrmclean.ca/

Brodart: http://www.brodart.ca/

You may check with your provincial archives. Sometimes they sell a small number of archival supplies. For example, the Provincial Archives of Alberta has a store.


Archival councils or associations in different Canadian provinces and territories

There are 13 archival councils or associations in different Canadian provinces and territories that support archives and archivists.

Alberta: Archives Society of Alberta

British Columbia: Archives Association of British Columbia

Manitoba: Association for Manitoba Archives

New Brunswick: Council of Archives New Brunswick / Conseil des archives Nouveau-Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador: Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

Northwest Territories: Northwest Territories Archives Council

Nova Scotia: Council of Nova Scotia Archives

Nunavut: Archives Council Nunavummi

Ontario: Archives Association of Ontario

Prince Edward Island: Archives Council of Prince Edward Island

Québec: Réseau des archives du Québec

Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists

Yukon: Yukon Council of Archives