Introduction to Archives, June 12-15, 2023


Introduction to Archives will take place online from June 12-15, 2023, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Atlantic) each day. Participants will meet on Zoom for lessons and discussion and course materials will be posted on Google Classroom – links for both will be provided a week before the course begins.

Registration is open to CNSA members in good standing. (Not a member but want to take the course? Become a member!) Members are also eligible for Group Rates, which are are automatically applied if you add more than one registration to your cart.

  • $100 per person for 2-4 employees/volunteers from a member organization
  • $75 per person for 5+ employees/volunteers from a member organization

There is a minimum enrolment of 10 for this course and maximum of 20. If minimum enrolment is not met, we will contact you to offer you a refund or credit for a future course offering.

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This course provides an overview of archives and archival practice. By the end of the course, participants should be able to distinguish archival records from other types of records, recognize risks to preserving archival materials, know what a fonds is an how it’s organized, plus have a basic understanding of the seven core archival functions: acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, and access & reference.

This course is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program. Those wanting to enrol in the Program will need to complete an assignment at the end of the course to demonstrate their comprehension of the course content.

Learning Method

This course is taught online by our Archives Advisor across four half-day sessions. The bulk of the learning is done in class through lectures, discussions, and activities, but some reading will be required between sessions.


No prior knowledge is required, however, experience working in or with archival records is an asset.