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About The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

CCA coordinates, provides leadership and fosters development and cooperation within the Canadian archival system by assisting and supporting member archival organizations through programs and services that benefit Canadians.

What We Do


— We build organizational capacity within the Canadian Archival System


— We facilitate access to Canada’s documentary heritage


— We will administer tools and services focused on the needs of the stewards of Canada’s documentary heritage


— We enhance learning and growth about the Canadian Archival System (CAS)

Our Portal

The national archival portal for records throughout Canada, maintained by the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) in partnership with the provincial and territorial councils, their members, and Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Young Canada Works

The Canadian Council of Archives administers the Young Canada Works (YCW) program for the archival community and the library community (for libraries operating in English).


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Canadian Archival System (CAS)

The CAS is open to participation by all archives in Canada intending to preserve and to make  accessible the documentary heritage of Canada, and willing to adopt a cooperative approach in  accomplishing this mission.

Our Provincial Network Partners