The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) is the professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia. The CNSA advocates for the proper preservation of archives and the importance of public access to these records through archival institutions. A number of dedicated archivists occupy positions on our administrative committees. Through these committees, the CNSA endeavours to promote archival standards, procedures, and best practices among institutions and organizations entrusted with the care of documentary heritage in Nova Scotia.
The Benefits of Membership
Course & Workshops
We offer a 6 courses on archival practice plus occasional workshops, to help members develop the knowledge and skills required to work in archives or manage a small archives. Members who take all 6 courses can earn the CNSA's Archival Certificate. Read More...
Grants & Bursaries
CNSA members can apply to two annual funding programs. Institutional Members can apply to the Professional Archival Development Program (up to $15,000), and the Professional Development and Training Bursary (up to $500) is open to all CNSA members. Read more...
We offer members a suite of services to assist with caring for and preserving archival holdings. From our preservation equipment loan program to disaster recovery kits, the CNSA has members covered. Read More...
CNSA Member Archives
The CNSA is grateful for the ongoing support of the Nova Scotia Archives and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.