AMA Membership


If you are working with or interested in the preservation of Manitoba's documentary heritagedocuments, electronic records, photographs, maps, plans, film/sound recordingsthen you share an interest with the members of the Association for Manitoba Archives.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the AMA.  These include:

Voting Rights

  • AMA membership entitles members to attend the Annual General Meeting and gives them nomination and voting rights at the AGM

Special Interest Groups

AMA Services

  • education and training opportunities
  • advisory services assistance
  • the AMA library of archival literacy
  • advocacy

Professional Development and Training Grants

  • subject to availability; some restrictions apply

Discounts on services/workshops

  • under development

Accreditation / Re-accreditation

AMA institutional memberships begin at $50 and scale up depending on an organization's budget. Memberships begin on April 1 and expire on March 31 of the following year, and are open to institutions in Manitoba who complete the accreditation process administered by the Membership/Accreditation Committee. 

Organizations that may apply to become Institutional Members are those that:

  • are engaged in the acquisition, preservation and use of archival records
  • have an operational mandate
  • have committed resources
  • have a policy for public access

The AMA has established basic criteria in seven key areas of archival care. Organizations must meet or exceed these minimum criteria to apply for Institutional Membership. The basic criteria are:

  • Legal authority statement of purpose
  • Designated person
  • Sustainable funding
  • Secure, designated space
  • Acquisition policy
  • Records arrangement
  • Access policy

Accreditation checklist

Reaccreditation checklist


Fees are based on the annual archival budget, including salaries, of the institution. 


Membership Renewal


Membership renewals can be completed by logging into the website clicking on "View profile" in the top right-hand corner of the page. In your profile, click on the "Renew to [date]" button. Update your information in the fields that appear as needed and click the "Update and next" button. Review your information and click the "Pay online button" to finalize your renewal in Paypal.

Registration (New Members)


New to the AMA? Select the applicable membership level below and click next to provide further information when prompted.


Institutional Membership

AMA institutional memberships begin at $50 and scale up depending on an organization's budget. Memberships begin on April 1 and expire on March 31 of the following year, and are open to institutions in Manitoba who complete the accreditation process administered by the Membership/Accreditation Committee. 

Organizations that may apply to become Institutional Members are those that:

  • are engaged in the acquisition, preservation and use of archival records
  • have an operational mandate
  • have committed resources
  • have a policy for public access

The AMA has established basic criteria in seven key areas of archival care. Organizations must meet or exceed these minimum criteria to apply for Institutional Membership. The basic criteria are:

  • Legal authority statement of purpose
  • Designated person
  • Sustainable funding
  • Secure, designated space
  • Acquisition policy
  • Records arrangement
  • Access policy

Accreditation checklist

Reaccreditation checklist


Fees are based on the annual archival budget, including salaries, of the institution. 

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