Message from the Chair

07 Sep 2018 12:00 PM | HEATHER BIDZINSKI

Dear Members

It has been a busy year for the AMA with two significant advocacy campaigns underway.  Since the beginning of my term in 2016, the Board has been discussing the current structure of the AMA, our mandate, and our services.  We have long known that the changes brought on by the closure of the NADP funding programming and the loss of our Archival Advisor was having a significant impact on our ability to deliver services to our community.  In the hope that we can evolve to meet changing needs along with changing resources, we have embarked upon a strategic planning project.  We anticipate this will be a multi-phased project over two years.  The first step was to engage the services of a consultant to facilitate this process.  We have started work with Margerit Roger of Eupraxia Training, beginning with introspective discussions as a Board on our challenges and opportunities. 

Realizing that our limited resources and entirely volunteer-driven association necessitates clear focus, we are rolling out a short member survey to help us determine our direction over the next 3-5 years.  Completing this survey should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes of your time you can find the link to the survey below.  We will  be gathering the results of this survey over the fall and hope to conduct some interviews with individual members, and former members over the winter months.  Once the results have been compiled and analyzed we will move forward with the development of our strategic plan. We very much look forward to sharing the results with our members.


We do very much hope that you will take the time to participate in this survey as  it is crucial in assisting us moving forward.  Your thoughts and opinions are important to us as - our members are who the AMA exists for.  


 Watch for the announcement of our upcoming AGM shortly.  We hope to see you there.  Thank you again for taking the time to assist us in this important project. 

Here is the link to our short survey.  

Thank you for all of your support. 

With respect,

Heather Bidzinski

Chair, Association for Manitoba Archives

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