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 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
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.
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.
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
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