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Welcome to the SCAA
The mission of the SCAA is:

Through leadership, support, education and promotion, the SCAA fosters the
development, cooperation and advancement of Saskatchewan’s archives and archivists.

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) represents the Saskatchewan archival community in the Canadian archival system, and is responsible for developing a cooperative and successful archival network in Saskatchewan, encouraging the establishment of new archives in Saskatchewan, promoting and developing standard archival policies and practices, and promoting public understanding and use of archives and historical resources in Saskatchewan. SCAA adheres to the definitions set forth in the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) Constitutions and Bylaws when determining institutional membership, http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/bylaw.html#Anchor-2.1.

Download SCAA's 2016-2019 Strategic Plan here.

The Council offers workshops and other educational programs and an Archival Advisory Service providing advice and assistance to archives; and maintains the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network, a network of information about archival holdings in Saskatchewan, including virtual exhibits, descriptions of archival collections, and a photo database.

For those SCAA members contributing to SAIN, that uses the Access to Memory (AtoM) software, please feel free to watch the AtoM introductory webinar (2015-03-05)


SCAA's 2016 Volunteer Recognition Award

The SCAA would like to extend congratulations to the recipient of the SCAA's Volunteer Recognition Award in 2016

Cheryl Avery of the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections.

Thank you for your years service and volunteer support of SCAA, it's events and projects.


Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fairs (SYHF)

Regional Youth Heritage Fairs 

Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help judge students from grades 4 - 8 who participated in Regional Heritage Fairs. The SCAA with our friends at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (PAS) judged for the Archives Award at the  2016 Regional Heritage Fairs. Watch this space for the winners.


  • Saskatoon was held at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28.
Congratulations to Roman L. on winning the Archives Award for the project "From Kamin to Kranse"

 

  • Moose Jaw was held at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum on Thursday, April 28.

Congratulations to Stella S. on winning the Archives Award for the project on "Burrowing Owl"


  • Swift Current was held at the Swift Current Museum on Friday, April 29.

Congratulations to Mya B. on winning the Archives Award for the project on "Brown's Family Farm"


  • Regina was held on Friday, May 6 at the Campus Regina Public.

Congratulations to Madison V. on winning the Archives Award for the project "Hungary to Canada"





As none of the Regional Fair Award winners moved on to the 2016 Provincial Heritage Fair that took place at Government House in Regina on Wednesday, May 25. Judges for the Provincial Archives Award were able to select a fitting award winner from those in attendance.

Congratulations to Avery E., from Davidson and the Moose Jaw Region on winning the Archives Award for the project "Spanish Flu"

 



The SCAA Newsletter
"OUTSIDE the BOX" new issue!

Thanks to the efforts of Editor Stevie Horn, with the help of the SCAA Communications Committee and other contributors, the SCAA is pleased to announce the new issue of the SCAA Newsletter, that is available for  Download here
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Submissions for the SCAA Newsletter "Outside the Box"

The SCAA newsletter is a publication that is sent electronically to the public. Along with messages from the SCAA's executive and profiles of both individual members and institutional members, this newsletter highlights activities and events held by those involved with SCAA, such as, but not limited to, Archives Week, Culture Days, open houses and workshops. 

The Communications Committee of the SCAA is continuing to look for material, from any member archives, be it a profile of a great volunteer, a story of a certain collection in your institution or maybe a project completed by your archives that deals with Saskatchewan history or its promotion. 

Send your submissions to Cameron Hart at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact any of the SCAA executive members.
 

Library and Archives Canada

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITIES

On June 12, 2015, LAC announced the implementation of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program which, over the next five years, will provide $1.5 million per year in contributions to support the development of Canada's local archival and library communities by increasing their capacity to preserve, to provide access to, and to promote documentary heritage.

The 12-week application cycle came to a close on September 4, 2015, and on October 29, 2015 136 applications are being reviewed by an External Advisory Committee.

The next funding cycle will open on November 30, 2015, and will close on February 26, 2016. Interested organizations are encouraged to contact program officials with any questions about the application process. 


Canada's Archives: A New Blueprint

On behalf of the Canadian Archival System Working Group, I am pleased to share additional details on the launch of "Canada's Archives: A New Blueprint" which will be held on November 13, 2015. Please find attached an agenda for the day, as well as the strategy document, for your information.

We look forward to seeing those of you who have registered, and we invite all members of the community to follow the day on Twitter using the hashtag #archives2026. Audio will also be made available online after the event.






Check out our short films
Lives & Letters 
based on archival material of some of our members


 To Robert Gordon
Based on a poem by Louis Riel
 
Joseph Caldwell: A Curious Friendship

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFtsCCPip5A)
Based on letters from Yorkton pioneer Joseph Caldwell
 
Edmund Oliver: A Chaplain’s War
Based on letters from professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, Edmund Oliver.

 
Alice Rendell: A Prairie Fire
Based on letters from Lloydminster pioneer and Barr Colonist, Alice Rendell


 

What's New

2017-18 Institutional Grant Program
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The SCAA Grants Committee is sending out a call to Institutional members to submit applications for potential projects to the 2017-18 Institutional Grant Program (IGP.) See the Institutional Grants web page for the application and guidelines. 
 
SCAA Newsletter Outside the Box
The SCAA Newsletter "OUTSIDE the BOX" recent issue!

Thanks to the efforts of Editor Stevie Horn, with the help of the SCAA Communications Committee and other contributors, the SCAA is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 issue of the SCAA Newsletter, that is available for download here


If you wish a printed version please feel free to contact scaa@sasktel.net