The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals whom the ACA wishes to honour for their contribution to the archival profession. The Honorary Archivist entitles recipients to attend the Association’s events, including the annual conference, AGM (non-voting ), and workshops at individual member’s rates.Honorary Archivist may be awarded to any individual, normally not a member of the ACA nor involved in the archival profession.
In alignment with The ACA Equity Commitments (2020) and the Steering Committee on Canadian Archives’ Reconciliation Framework (2022), we welcome nominations of individuals or corporate bodies whose contributions to the archival field advance one or more of the aims laid out in [either or both of ] these documents
In 2023-24, we particularly encourage ACA members to nominate individuals or corporate bodies whose contributions to the archival field advance The ACA Equity Commitments (2020) or the vision, principles, objectives and strategies laid out in the Steering Committee on Canadian Archives’ Reconciliation Framework (2022).
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals and corporate bodies whom the ACA wishes to honour for their contribution to the archival profession.
Honorary Archivist may be awarded to any individual or corporate body, normally not a member of the ACA nor involved in the archival profession.
The Nominations and Awards Committee shall receive and evaluate all nominations. The Committee shall decide the recipient(s) of the award for each year or decide that no award shall be given and recommend this decision to the Board for approval. The Board of Directors shall approve the recipient(s) of the Honorary Archivist Award.
Current members of the Board of Directors; Governance Committee; Awards Committee; Coordinators and Association employees are not eligible.
The following criteria will be applied when nominees are considered for the Honorary Archivist Award:
Nomination and Selection Procedures
Nominations are made by the membership at large and submitted to the Nominations and Awards Committee. Bestowing the award shall be based on evidence submitted by the nominator(s) and the criteria outlined for the award. The Committee decides the final recipient(s) by majority vote and submits them to the Board of Directors.
Instructions for Submissions
All nominations must be accompanied by a completed nomination form describing the nominee’s achievements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of support from members in good standing.
Nomination form and related documentation must be submitted electronically.
Deadline for Submissions
End of day - Thursday, April 14, 2023
Date and Place of Presentation
The Membership Recognition Award shall be bestowed at the Awards Celebration during the ACA Annual Conference in Charlottetown, PEI June 28 to July 1, 2023.
Honorary Archivist Award Recipients
2020: Ian Milligan
2019: Steve Marks
2017: David Loukidelis
2013: Lyne St-Hilaire-Tardif
2011: Dr. Craig Heron
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