The AMA meets its mandate by providing the following services:
Education - The AMA offers educational and training opportunities in archival principles and practices through seminars, workshop and lectures. Topics range from preservation, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, electronic records, reference services, public awareness, advocacy and management.
Advisory Services - Through its Advisory Services Programme assistance is provided to member as well as non member institutions working to improve procedures and practices.
Advocacy and Public Relations - The AMA serves as an advocate for archival concerns and works to increase the awareness about archives in the wider community.
Newsletter - The Association for Manitoba Archives Newsletter keeps members informed of AMA activities and events, institutional news, local, national, and international archival developments, conferences, workshops, committees, publications and other topics of interest to archivists.
Grants Administration - The AMA Grant Administration Committee manages the Canadian Council of Archives allocation of funds to Manitoba. This committee also oversees the travel grant and professional development programmes.
AMA Awards - The AMA periodically presents a number of awards including the AMA Thesis Award and Honourary Life Memberships in the Association for Manitoba Archives.