Archives Awareness Week

Archives Week is our annual celebration to draw public attention to the importance of the province's nearly 200 archival institutions. 

British Columbia's annual Archives Week takes place the third week in November.

What is the role of the Archives Awareness Week Committee?

In 2007 the Archives Week Committee was established with the function to work in cooperation with the Executive committee on initiatives regarding Public Awareness, Advocacy, and Legislation to plan and organize an annual week-long celebration that increases public appreciation and understanding of archives and the archival profession in British Columbia.

The duties and responsibilities of the Archives Week Committee include:

  • To establish and maintain written guidelines for planning and organizing Archives Week celebrations;
  • To communicate the theme and provide ideas to members for planning and organizing Archives Week activities;
  • To design, develop, and maintain a webpage about Archives Week, ensuring that it contains current and relevant information in a timely fashion;
  • To report committee activities to the Executive as required and once a year at the Annual General Meeting.

If you are interested in joining the Archives Awareness Week Committee please contact

2020 Archives Awareness Week

November 16-20, 2020

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of BC’s Archives Awareness Week, and the 30th anniversary of the Archives Association of British Columbia, the AABC developed a week of activities and events focused on the theme of "Archival Activism".

Visit the 2020 Archives Awareness Week website

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The Archives Association of British Columbia acknowledges that it carries out its work on the land of Indigenous nations throughout British Columbia. We are grateful for the continuing relationships with Indigenous people in B.C. that develop through our work together.  

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