Inspiration at the Archives →
The link above will take you to a CBC Manitoba article about the May 10th Manitoba Day Awards, which honours users of Manitoba archives who have taken records and made use of them in their community, their country, and the world. This year’s honourees included people working on community history projects, academic books, films, and Canadian recording artist John K. Samson. Sampson, along...
At the Risk of Failing All Canadians →
A letter-to-the-editor published by The News Review of Yorkton, written by Larry Birkbeck of Regina. Provides a concise but pointed response to the federal cuts to Library and Archives Canada.
Deceptive and misguided: LAC RPP 2012-2013 →
A wonderful article by John D. Reid about recent cuts and the release of the Library and Archives Canada 2012-2013 Report on Plans and Priorities.
Anonymous asked: I would like to participate in someway, but will not be able to travel to Ottawa. I am in Toronto. Has an event been planned in the Toronto area?
Archivistes et supporteurs: des Marches dans les...
Participez-vous à l’organisation d’une marche dans votre région ? Participez-vous à un événement ou désirez-vous participer à un tel événement ? Aimeriez-vous que quelque chose se passe dans votre région, mais vous ne savez pas qui contacter ou par où commencer ? Nous aimerions constituer une liste des villes où des marches ou rassemblements auront lieu le 28 mai 2012...
What kind of government cuts public access to its... →
This interview provides a great example of how the NADP elimination will affect community archives across Canada. Walter Cordery of Nanaimo Daily News interviews Christine Meutzner of the Nanaimo Community Archives in an article published 4 May 2012.
CBC New Brunswick Interview on NADP cuts →
CBC New Brunswick’s Information Morning Fredericton broadcast an interview with Melissa McCarthy, Archives Advisor with the Council of New Brunswick Archives on 9 May 2012. Includes an explanation of what archival councils do and the value of archival services.
ASA Position on Elimination of NADP Funding →
The Archives Society of Alberta had realeased an official response to the elimination of the National Archival Development Program. The statement includes a call for the reinstatement of the NADP and some examples of projects made possible by NADP funding.
Save LAC campaign update. →
A post by snarkyarchivist which provides a link to an update provided by those running the Save LAC campaign organized by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. snarkyarchivist: They are changing their “commitment to acquire and maintain a comprehensive collection of Canada’s documentary heritage. Instead, LAC officials argue that a “representative” collection is all that is possible...
"Archives matter - to me, to Canada, and to us...
If you’re thinking about writing a letter to express your response to the NADP, CCA, and LAC cuts, but aren’t sure where to start, perhaps the example below will help you get started. Many thanks to Nancy Marrelli for allowing us to re-post her words here. Dear Minister Moore, Archives Matter! I am writing today to express my profound disappointment with, and disapproval...
Elimination of NADP in House of Commons Question...
On 7 May 2012 the Opposition Heritage Critic questioned the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages about the elimination of the NADP. The official transcript of the exchange can be found in the official Hansard: Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, NDP): Mr. Speaker, if we have to trust those people over there, then we are not out of the woods. While millions of dollars...
CBC "As it Happens" Piece on CCA, NADP Cuts →
You can now listen online to the interview with Lara Wilson, chairperson for the Canadian Council of Archives, from CBC’s “As it Happens”. The piece begins at 6:50 of “As it Happens for Monday, May 7, 2012, Part Three”, which can be accessed directly using the link above.
NADP Advocacy Alert from SCAA →
Via the link is the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists’ Advocacy Alert. It provides links to information about the NADP cuts, online examples of NADP-funded projects, and a list of key messages to include when writing to your MP and the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Vital for Archives to Survive and Thrive →
A fantastic blog post from the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections at York University about the NADP cuts and the Canadian Council of Archives. Includes a detailed list of projects that were made possible at this institution because of funding provided through the CCA.
Questions for Budget-Makers/Resource-Choppers
When communicating with Members of Parliament or others about your dismay over the NADP and LAC cuts (whether by writing letters, making phone calls, posting on the web, or in person), here are some questions for which you might want to request answers: What, exactly, is the federal government’s proposed solution that they claim will improve services? Can they define what it is? How can officials...
Canadian Archives Community Devastated →
A short post from the Union Library Workers blog about cuts to the NADP and at LAC. Includes a link to an Ottawa Citizen article about the union representing LAC staff and their response to the widespread federal job cuts.
Budget Cuts Jeopardize Access →
A fantastic blog post by Michael Steeleworthy on the federal budget cuts to libraries, archives, and information centres. Includes a timeline of events and plenty of links to more information about the cuts and their impacts.