Millions of historical documents, photographs, maps and audio-visual materials are held in archives across the country.
These records of Canada's past are indispensable in understanding our past and charting Canada's future.
Sustaining Canada's knowledge-based economy means sustaining and facilitating access to our knowledge resources. Archives
are fundamental to the success of countless public, private, and educational enterprises.
Archives are struggling to serve their users.
Insufficient funding limits users of archives-teachers, researchers, historians, journalists, lawyers, genealogists, and
the general public-to only a fraction of the wealth of knowledge contained in Canada's archives and is an impediment to
more sophisticated uses of the information.
CCA represents Canadian archival institutions.
CCA exists to assist over 800 Canadian archives advance the preservation, organization, and accessibility of our country's
rich archival heritage. As the voice of Canada's archives, CCA's programmes are essential to the archival community at
large-archivists, archives, and users.
CCA serves the Canadian public.
CCA's work ensures the preservation of Canada's heritage for the benefit of all Canadians-now and for the future. Through
initiatives such as
, CCA is the window through which the world may access Canadian archival information.
Canada’s archives need
As the sister institutions of museums and libraries, archives deserve
equivalent support and a specific, dedicated stream of funding. Archival
activities must be recognized within
Heritage Policy Framework.