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Welcome to the SCAA

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. 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.

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.

Check out the events happening in your community in celebration of the 10th annual Archives Week in Saskatchewan, February 1 - 7, 2015, by visiting our Archives Week 2015 webpage

The SCAA Grants Committee would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who submitted project proposals to the 2015-16 Institutional Grants Program.

Letters to all applicants have been sent and the notification of their project's success will be forthcoming.

SCAA received 18 applications representing 15 institutions.

Requests were received for:
  • supply purchases, to properly store archival material;
  • description and re-description projects, to assure things are up to standards and able to create good finding aids
in conjunction to those projects
  • digitization projects, to help members contribute to the SAIN database
  • promotional projects, will help archives "show off" their collections to the public
All of this reflects the work being done in the province to help preserve and share these important pieces of our culture.

Thank you again,
SCAA Grants Committee

"Of all national assets, archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization"
Sir Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist, 1904-1935

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

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

SCAA 2015 workshops
The SCAA is happy to offer a workshop conducted by Jane Dalley of Dalley-Froggat Heritage Conservation Services on Friday March 6, 2015 in Saskatoon.  For more information and to download a registration form visit our workshop page here

The next "Basic Archives" workshop 
 tentatively scheduled a workshop for Esterhazy in the Spring of 2015. Please Click here for further information about this and other workshop topics.

Archives Week 2015
February 1-7
Check out our Events page for details of event happening all across the province