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The AABC offers specialized workshops on a variety of archival and preservation topics and also arranges sponsored workshops on an ad hoc basis. The AABC can advise on options available for institutions planning staff training and is pleased to respond to workshop requests by interested non-member groups.

If you would like to learn more about workshops, please contact the EAS Coordinator at

Workshop Courses Available

  • Introduction to Archival Practice (1 or 2 days)
  • Managing Archival Photographs (1 or 2 days)
  • Introduction to Managing a Digitization Program (1 day)
  • Arrangement, Description and RAD Refresher (1 day)
  • Appraisal and Deaccessioning (1 day)
  • Introduction to Archival Preservation (2 days)
  • Emergency Planning for Archives (1 day)
  • Managing Archives (1 day)
  • Managing an Oral History Program (1 day)
  • Records Management 101 (1 day)
  • Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations (1 or 2 days)

Workshop Presentation Rates (as delivered by AABC EAS Coordinator)

  • $1,300.00 for 1 day workshop
  • $2,500.00 for 2 day workshop
  • Plus related travel costs and workshop materials

Workshop Participant Registration Rates

The following registration rates apply for most workshops and are effective as of April 1, 2022. All prices are in Canadian (CAD) funds and are subject to change.

AABC Member Rates:
$90.00 for 1/2 day workshop; $180.00 for a 1-day workshop; $350.00 for a 2-day workshop

Non-member Rates:
$135.00 for 1/2 day workshop; $275.00 for a 1-day workshop; $500.00 for a 2-day workshop

Registration Refund Notice

Workshop Schedule for 2023-2024

Records Management 101

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm PST

Location: Online via Zoom

Join us for the workshop "Records Management 101" where participants will learn about the foundations of records management and how to apply principles and best practices to the creation, storage and use of active and semi-active records in their organization. Topics discussed during the workshop will also include definitions and strategies on how to classify records, using and creating records retention schedules, identifying vital records, and how to create an action plan for records management success!

Participants will be sent training materials (teaching slides and resource documents) before the workshop starts.

Registration fee: AABC members $180.00 CAD / Non-members $275.00

Registration deadline: April 25, 2023 (5:00pm)

Register HERE

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