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The AABC offers two methods of educational delivery:  distance education and in-person workshops.  Education offered by the AABC is aimed at those new to archival work, such as the always-popular distance course, Introduction to Archival Practice, but it is also aimed at practicing archivists who want to delve deeper into a particular media type or topic, such as our course on Oral Histories. These courses are also of interest to individuals who are responsible for records management and/or providing reference service for their institution.

Go here for information about Distance Education Courses, Fees and Schedule


The AABC also arranges sponsored workshops which are provided to specific groups on an ad hoc basis and organizes specialized workshops delivered by experts on a variety of archival and preservation topics. The AABC can advise on options available for institutions planning staff training and does respond to requests for courses initiated by interested groups.

Workshop Courses Available

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


2019 Workshop Schedule

"Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations"


Workshop Registration Rates

The following registration rates apply for most workshops and are effective as of 2018. All prices are in Canadian (CAD) funds and are subject to change.

AABC Member Rates:
$180 for a 1 day workshop
$350 for a 2 day workshop

Non-member Rates:
$230 for a 1 day workshop
$450 for a 2 day workshop

Sponsored Workshops (workshop is taught by the EAS Coordinator and hosted by archival organization):

$1,000.00 /contractor, per day, plus expenses (ie. travel)


Registration Deadlines

Most AABC education opportunities are open to anyone interested. However, if space is limited or if demand is high, the AABC will give priority to its members. Registration must be received 21 days prior to the workshop,  unless otherwise indicated in the workshop description.

Cancellations, subject to a $15 administration charge, must also be received at least 21 days prior to the workshop, unless otherwise indicated. After that date course fees are non-refundable. For distance education workshops, registration fees are non-refundable once the course has begun. Should the AABC cancel a workshop, all registration fees will be reimbursed in full.

All workshops are limited to twenty (20) participants, unless otherwise indicated in the workshop description. Members are strongly advised to REGISTER EARLY as courses with inadequate registration will be cancelled. Participants are asked to ensure they arrive on time for the start of workshops and not to leave before the full completion of the course.

Note: Member institutions can send a maximum of 3 employees/volunteers to a workshop at the reduced membership rate

For more information on our courses or workshops please contact Lisa Glandt, EAS Coordinator.

Email:   aabc.advisor@aabc.ca

Phone: 778-680-2273

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