The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is pleased to be able to offer a mentorship program for new archivists and archival studies students who are ACA members! The program is run by the volunteer of the Membership Development Committee.
The goal of the ACA mentoring program is to facilitate the integration of new archivists into the Canadian archival community by matching them with mentors who may advise and guide them on work and career management issues.
Mentors and mentees are matched based primarily on interests. While an attempt is made to match based on geographical location, the archives community in Canada is relatively small and spread out across the country. The majority of mentees are concentrated in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal and there are not enough archivists in those areas to match all mentees. Mentors in all parts of Canada are able to advise on all aspects of the Archival profession and are generally aware of job openings throughout the country.
Any ACA member who is a student of archival studies, recent graduate of archival studies (within 5 years), or has recently entered the archival profession, is invited to sign up for a mentor from the Canadian archival community.
Applications for the 2019 program are open through the Fall 2018 and closing by January 15th, 2019.