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
The SCAA would like to extend congratulations to our first three recipients of the SCAA's Volunteer Recognition Award to May P. Chan of the Regina Public Library, Frank Korvemaker, retired from the Saskatchewan Archives Board and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Thank you all for your years service and volunteer support of SCAA and it's events.
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.
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)
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.
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
or contact any of the SCAA executive members.
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
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
SCAA 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
|The SCAA wishes to thank you all who attended the SCAA AGM on June 10 in Regina. SCAA welcomes Tammy Buziak of the City of North Battleford Historic Archives, Stevie Rae Horn from the U of S Archives & Special Collections, as well as Dana Turgeon from the City of Regina Archives to the Executive Committee.
They will be following the departing Executive Members - Jamie Benson from Prince Albert Historical Society - Bill Smiley Archives, Kristina Rissling from the Sask. Teachers Federation, and Heather Wickstrom from the Jasper Cultural & Historical Centre. All of whom we wish the best of luck to in future and look forward to possibly working with again.
See the AGM package here: 2015 agm package.pdf and watch for a Draft of the meeting minutes and an amended copy of the SCAA constitution in the coming weeks.