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Ancestry Continuing Education Award

In 2015, the ACA entered into a five-year sponsorship agreement with Ancestry, which was renewed in 2020. Part of this agreement includes an annual scholarship that is developed  and overseen by the ACA Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors  was unanimous in its decision to direct this scholarship towards the  Indigenous community in Canada and to award it to a recipient studying  in the field of archives or records management. In 2022, the Foundation expanded the eligibility to include all members of the BIPOC community.

This is an annual award of $1,200 and applicants may be pursuing training at any level that advances the applicant’s knowledge in archives or records management. Training could be through a university degree program, a college program, or any a single training session such as a workshop or institute. Applicants are assessed by a committee appointed by the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation on the basis of a written application.

Scholarship holders will also be provided membership in the Association of Canadian Archivists and will have an opportunity to arrange for a mentor to guide them in developing their career, if desired.

Successful applicants must:

  • Be a member of the BIPOC community and live in Canada
  • Demonstrate that they are interested in a career in archives and records and are committed to completing their chosen course of study
  • The deadline for the next competition is March 31, 2024.

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All information collected from applicants will be retained and used solely in accordance with the ACA’s privacy policy and the use of all information collected is restricted to the purposes of managing this award.

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