AMA Newsletter - March 2022

24 Mar 2022 8:01 AM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

Message from the Chair

A printable version of this document can be found here.

With Spring around the corner and public health restrictions being lifted, the following months will present new opportunities and challenges.  Institutions and individuals will be faced with new decisions to make.  The AMA looks forward to working with you during this process.

-Andrew Morrison, Chair of the Association for Manitoba Archives

Committee Reports

Digital Initiatives: The Committee is working to maintain the website, blog, and to provide training on MAIN.  

Education and Advisory Services: The Committee is looking for more members to help organize and promote AMA educational services.  Please contact the AMA for more details.

Finance and Grants: The Association raised 299.30 in membership fees during February 2022. Our year-to-date income totaling 45,145.10 (including grants) and expenses are 23,919.86 showing a surplus of 21,225,86 between April 2021 and February 2022. Our current assets in cash and equivalents in at 133,922.38. As a change in process our bookkeeping is now being handled by a third party.

Indigenous Relations: The committee is continuing to plan an online event that examines the MMIWG2S Calls to Justice. We are also planning an online event about the “Reconciliation Framework: The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce”:

Information and Outreach: The Committee is looking to expand on its social media initiatives.  Also, the Committee is looking into the uses of culturally outdated terminology in archival descriptions.

Membership Committee: The Committee is reviewing accreditation and investigating ways to improve the process.

Special Initiatives Member-at-Large: The Committee would like to thank all applicants for the Manitoba Day Award.  More details to come regarding the ceremony!

Student Member-at-Large: The Committee is working towards rebuilding the ACA Student Council.

Special Announcements

AMA Photo of the Month

The AMA has launched a new initiative to promote the diverse and rich archival heritage in Manitoba by asking the community to submit a photograph from their collection to be featured in the AMA’s next newsletter.  If interested, please submit a photograph along with a sentence or two describing the records, to  We would love to showcase the collections from local institutions!

Call for Volunteers

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a Committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page

AMA Heritage Trust Fund (Endowment Fund)

The Association for Manitoba Archives Fund, supported by Endow Manitoba and administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, will provide the AMA with a reliable, meaningful source of operating income today and in future years as we continue to build capital through ongoing contributions. The AMA is grateful for the financial contributions made by The Winnipeg Foundation, the province of Manitoba, and from individual AMA members to date. To learn more about this fund and the opportunity to donate to it, please follow this link:   

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