In June 2016, members of the National, Provincial and Territorial Archivists Conference (NPTAC) agreed to a declaration on guiding principles relating to the acquisition of private-sector archival records. This declaration is now available on LAC’s website in both official languages:
The NPTAC’s vision for collaborative acquisition involves all members of the Canadian archival community at the national, provincial and territorial levels working co-operatively to acquire archival material in a manner that effectively preserves and facilitates public access to Canada’s documentary heritage.
NPTAC is a long-standing consultative body comprised of the heads of the 13 provincial and territorial archives, and the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. Meeting twice-yearly within a federal-provincial-territorial framework, NPTAC facilitates broad discussion on matters of mutual interest, and undertakes small collaborative projects that support specific goals and objectives of the Canadian Archival System.