Events and Advocacy

The AABC hosts an annual conference (or mini-conference) each April in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting. The Regional Groups also hold meetings and workshops which are publicized in this section at the request of the regional representative.

Information about the 2020 Conference is available HERE.

We are also able to provide links to events that may be of interest to the archival community. Please contact to request a link to your event.


Archives Week

Visit the 2020 Archives Awareness Week website!

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.

Each year, institutions are encouraged to think of ways that they can celebrate Archives Week in your community. Your activity does not have to be related to the year's chosen theme; the goal is to raise public awareness of the importance of archival records.

Plan an event to showcase your archives and raise public awareness. Ideas include: creating an exhibit, organizing an open house, giving tours, offering special workshops or seminars or writing an article for the local newspaper.


What is the role of the Archives Week Committee?

In 2007 the AABC Executive approved a motion to formally establish an Archives Week Committee that would work in cooperation with committee 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 assisting the AABC to plan Archives Week please don't hesitate to speak to any member of the Executive via their contact information.


Regional Groups

AABC Regional Representatives are the liaison with the Association's Executive for archives and archivists in the various regions of the province. They assist in the organization of regional meetings and help coordinate special projects of a regional nature.

Information about events and regional meetings will be posted here.




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