Cuts to have big impact on future artifact... →
Recent federal cuts have left P.E.I. without an archives and preservation expert, and that could have a big impact on the Island’s artifacts.
Contre l'abolition du PNDA! →
Denys Chouinard’s fantastic blog post oN the NADP cuts.
Academic freedom could be limited by cuts to... →
Librarians and archivists, many wearing white archivist gloves, held a funeral for a cut program they say will make Canada’s history less accessible to Canadians.
Une manifestation à Ottawa pour dénoncer les... →
Une centaine de personnes ont défilé à Ottawa pour dénoncer les compressions à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
CBC News Le téléjournal Ottawa-Gatineau Covers... →
More news at CBC- Radio Canada Téléjournal Ottawa-Gatineau: the funeral procession (highlights at the beginning of the News and then around 14 :54)
Photos & Video: 150 attend "funeral" for archival... →
The Ottawa Citizen covers the Trek. Also has some great photos.
On to Ottawa Trek, in photos →
Photos of the day’s events thanks to John D. Reid.
Archivists protest in Ottawa over federal cuts →
Coverage of the Trek by CBC and a nice summary of yesterday’s The Sunday Edition with Lara Wilson, Nancy Marrelli, and Braden Cannon.
Libraries ‘terribly important’: Urquhart →
Jane Urquhart spoke at Congress 2012 about the importance of maintaining our libraries and archives and made mention of the Trek. Thanks Jane!
Patti Harper on CBC's All in a Day
Carlton University Archivist Patti Harper will be on the CBC’s All in a Day at 5:15 pm Eastern to discuss the NADP elimination. Note: Look for the “Featured Audio” section on the right of the page.
Une manifestation à Ottawa pour dénoncer les... →
Le Programme national de développement des archives (PNDA) finance de nombreux organismes au pays, afin qu’ils puissent préserver et rendre accessibles des documents sur l’histoire canadienne. Ce programme fait maintenant face à des compressions de 1,7 million de dollars.
Update from Ottawa
Liberal Heritage critic Scott Simms will be speaking at 12:40pm at the Archivist’s On to Ottawa Trek!
Academic staff join archivists in mourning the... →
Press release about today’s events in Ottawa.
Edmonton Trek Event / Événement au Edmonton
12:30 on 28 May 2012, a group will meet outside the Canada Place building [9700 Jasper Avenue] in Edmonton to protest the federal cuts to archival funding. 12h30, 28 mai 2012, un groupe va assembler à l’extérieur du bâtiment Canada Place [9700 avenue Jasper] à Edmonton pour protester contre les coupures au financement des archives du gouvernement fédéral.
Angry Archivists protest cutbacks →
Nancy Marrelli, Lara Wilson, and Braden Cannon talk about the Archivists’ On to Ottawa Trek and the NADP cuts on CBC’s The Sunday Edition
Derangement and Description goes Canadian →
Webcomic Derangement and Description has expressed support for the Canadian archival community. Much appreciated - we can all use a laugh to keep us going!
La situation des Archives au Canada →
L’Association des archivistes français responds to cuts.
Cérémonie des funérailles
12h00 – Arrivée devant l’édifice de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC). Le cercueil représentant le financement éliminé sera du trajet. Les gens pourront déposer des fleurs ou autres éléments de deuil sur ou près du «banc du secret» devant l’édifice. 12h05 – Manon Gendron, comme maître de cérémonie des funérailles, va dire quelques mots. 12h10 – Kathryn Harvey, chef, des archives et collections...
12:00 PM – Arrival at LAC. Casket, flowers or other items can be placed on the bench at this time. 12:05 PM – Manon Gendron, Master in Ceremonies, to open the funeral and say a few words. 12:10 PM – Kathryn Harvey, Head, Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph to read eulogy. 12:15 PM – Lara Wilson, Chair of Canadian Council of Archives, University Archivist, University of Victoria...
Australian Society of Archivists protests the NADP...
The Australian Society of Archivists has shown their support for the Canadian archival community by writing to the Honourable James Moore. You can read their letter here.
ABQLA Letter to Honorable James Moore
City of City of Vancouver Archives Responds to... →
The City of Vancouver Archives expresses their disappointment at the elimination of the National Archival Development Program (and the cuts to LAC and the CCA). They also give examples of ways in which the NADP has helped them in the past.
Archivists Speak Out on CBC's The Sunday Edition →
On Sunday, 27 May (the day before the Trek!) we encourage you to listen to CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition. The show (which starts at 9:00 am) will feature Nancy Marrelli, Lara Wilson, and Braden Cannon speaking about the elimination of the National Archival Development Program and the Archivists’ On to Ottawa Trek.
May 28th Event at UWO
We have a confirmed event at the University of Western Ontario on 28 May 2012! Funeral for Archival Funding in Canada: 10 am, Weldon Library lobby. Please wear black. Nous avons un événement certain à University of Western Ontario pour 28 mai 2012! Funérailles pour le financement d’archives au Canada : 10h00, hall de la bibliothèque Weldon. Habillez-vous en noir, s’il vous...
The Smokescreen of 'Modernization' at Library and... →
In this 22 May 2012 piece published on ActiveHistory.ca, Ian Milligan discusses the cuts made to archives across Canada, particularly those made at LAC. The article breaks down the realities for digital access at LAC, and requests that a call for better online access be brought into the fight against the cuts at LAC and to the CCA and NADP.
Cuts to Archives Threaten our Ability to Preserve... →
Nancy Marrelli’s piece for The Montreal Gazette was published 21 May 2012. It addresses both the NADP and LAC cuts, explaining what they mean for Canadians and why we need to fight to have the funding returned.
Harper's Assault on the Past →
Sheldon Birnie of Winnipeg writes about the cuts to Library and Archives Canada in The Dominion. Article published 21 May 2012.
Letter from the Archives Association of Ontario →
Many provincial archival organizations (along with other organizations involved in the heritage sector) have now sent letters to the federal government’s Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The link above will allow you to download the recent letter to the Honourable James Moore, made available online by the AAO.
Schedule Changes / Les Changements d'horaire
After some wonderful feedback, we have improved our schedule for 28 May 2012 in Ottawa. Please pass it on and encourage people to attend! Après quelques commentaires merveilleux, nous avons amélioré notre programme pour le 28 mai 2012 à Ottawa. S’il vous plaît le transmettre et encourager les gens à y assister! 28 May 2012: Archivists’ On To Ottawa Trek Day of Action (la version française...
Cuts at Library and Archives Canada will Affect... →
The Ontario Genealogical Society comments on the LAC cuts. The blog outlines what the cuts mean to genealogical researchers.
York University Librarians Speak Out about NADP...
The librarians chapter of the York University Faculty Association have made available their recent letters to ministers of the Government of Canada. The letter regarding the National Archival Development Program and the Canadian Council of Archives cuts can be found here. The letter written regarding the Library and Archives Canada cuts can be found here. Additionally, those involved in the...
Association of Canadian Archivists on the NADP and... →
The Association of Canadian Archivists has made their letters to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages available on the ACA website. There are two separate letters, one each to address the National Archival Development Program cut and the Library and Archives Canada cuts.
It is important to remember that this is a fight not only about funding, but...– Some inspiring words for the archival community of Canada in the midst of the fight for funding and the fight to maintain community. Many thanks to archivist Cheryl Avery for allowing us to re-post her words here.
Senate of Canada & NADP / Sénat du Canada & PNDA
On 10 May 2012 the Senate of Canada discussed the elimination of the National Archival Development Program. You can find the record of the debate here (in English). Le 10 mai 2012, le Sénat du Canada ont discuté de l’élimination du Programme national de développement des archives. Vous pouvez trouver le compte rendu du débat ici (en français).
Canadian archives cuts have ripple effects →
A great post on the ArchivesGrid blog regarding artists use of Manitoba Archives to enrich the local art scene and the need of the NADP and CCA to allow artists to use the archives to draw inspiration for their works.
Anonymous asked: How can archivists and archives lovers outside Canada help you guys out?
Graduate Students in History Oppose Federal Cuts →
The Graduate History Students’ Association at York University has gathered together to cry out against the recent federal cuts to “institutions and programs that support the preservation, research, and accessibility of our country’s collective past.” The statement & call to action provides an excellent list of resources to help others inform themselves about the cuts...
National Archival Development Program (NADP) Cuts... →
A wonderful blog post about how the NADP has helped the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and what the cuts mean for the institution.
Sauvons le PNDA →
La présidente du Réseau des services d’archives du Québec a envoyé une infolettre rassemblant toutes les information sur l’abolition du PNDA. Si-vous-plaît visitez le site web du RAQ pour plus d’informations: http://www.raq.qc.ca/ The president of the Réseau des services d’archives du Québec has put together and Infolettre outlining all the cuts being made to the NADP. ...
Élimination du Programme national de Développement... →
Les archives du Séminaires St-Joseph à Trois-Rivières présentées au téléjournal/Mauricie. Ils ont parlé au sujet de l’élimination du Programme national de Développement des archives. On commence à 6min40.
Anonymous asked: Is there an organized approach to travel to Ottawa being planned - school bus for southwestern Ontario, etc.?
This Week in Heritage / Patrimoine Hebdomadaire →
Le Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d’Ottawa a inclus la Marche des archivistes vers Ottawa dans leur dernier communiqué! The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa has included the Archivists’ On to Ottawa trek in their latest newsletter!
SAA Opposes Elimination of Canadian Archives... →
May 11, 2012—SAA has sent a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages opposing an April 30 decision by Library and Archives Canada to eliminate the National Archival Development Program and the Canadian Council on Archives.
Ottawa Trek Schedule Now Available!
The schedule for the 28 May 2012 Ottawa Archivists’ Trek activities is now available! Please select the Details/Détails & Action tab at the top of our site to view. Aussi disponible en français à la même page.
Attacking the Foundations of Canada's History and... →
An excellent piece by Eric Sager of the University of Victoria, published May 11 by the Times Colonist. The piece discusses the recent federal government cuts to archives, parks, and culture - and the impacts for Canada. Sager gives a name to this activity too - Harperizing Canada’s history and heritage.