Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

Louis Germain

Executive Director, Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)L.Germain

Louis Germain completed his studies in literature and business from the Université Laval. Possessing many years of experience, an intense interest in culture and a passion for history and heritage, Louis Germain had the opportunity to work in various organizations; namely in the cultural and tourism sectors. He has been the Executive Director of the Association des archivistes du Québec since August 2017.

Frédéric Giuliano

President, Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

[Short bio coming soon]

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Jo-Anne McCutcheon

Executive Director, Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

[Short bio coming soon]

Loryl MacDonald

President, Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Loryl MacDonald is the University Archivist and the Interim Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. She is currently heading a division of 35 staff and oversees some of the most wonderful archives and rare book collections in Canada. She holds a Master of Archival Studies degree and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. She also teaches the graduate course, Legal Issues in Archives, at the U. of T. Faculty of Information. She has led archival associations, having served as the President of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Archives Association of Ontario, and the Toronto Area Archivists Group.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators – Canada Region (ARMA Canada)

S.BourbonniereStéphane Bourbonnière

Regional Director, ARMA Canada

Stéphane Bourbonnière is the Regional Director for ARMA Canada, an association that he joined five years ago. He possesses more than 17 years of practical experience in information governance and information technology. Currently, he is part of the Forensic team in Montreal and is a Manager in the Advisory Services of KPMG in the eDiscovery and Information Governance Services team.

Uta Fox, CRM, FAI

Director of Canadian Content, ARMA CanadaU.Fox

Uta Fox, CRM, FAI, is the Manager of the Records and Evidence Management Section for the Calgary Police Service. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Records Manager. In 2017, she became a Fellow of ARMA International. Uta represented ARMA Canada on the Canadian General Standards Board Committee that updated CAN/CGSB 72.34-2017 Electronic records and documentary evidence.

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Joanna Aiton Kerr

***Chair, SCCA (2020-2022)***

Chairperson, Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)Joanna Aiton Kerr Photo

Joanna Aiton Kerr, M.A.S. is the Manager of Services and Private Sector records at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, a position she has held since 2015.

She has been an active member of the archival community for 20 years, having held numerous board positions on the Council of Archives Nova Scotia and the Council of Archives New Brunswick.

Joanna is Chair of the Canadian Council of Archives.

Christina M. Nichols

Executive Director, Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Christina M. Nichols joined the Canadian Council of Archives as Executive Director, in August 2003. She is a seasoned professional in association management, with extensive experience in business development, start-ups, strategic planning, communications and marketing.

Christina holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and a graduate Diploma of Association Management from the Canadian Society of Association Executives. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and has completed an MBA, specializing in financial services and small/medium enterprise studies, from l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Previously, Christina’s career has included the implementation of national standards, establishment of membership structures and benefit programmes, development of educational and certification programmes, fundraising, design of e-learning programmes, and experience as a finance officer for several national higher education associations.

A dedicated volunteer, Christina also shares her expertise with many committees and boards at both the national and community levels.

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)


Fred Farrell

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)

Fred Farrell received a B.A. and a B.Ed. from Saint Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, NS. While studying for his master’s degree in history at the University of New Brunswick in 1974, he found a summer job at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB), where he has been working for over 26 years. Over the years he has taken archives courses through the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives of Canada, and the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Currently Fred is Director of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Member of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) since 1979, he has been Chair of the ACA Publications Committee from 1980 to 1982 and of the Council of Archives New Brunswick from 1990 to 1992. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer for the Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, member of the New Brunswick Historic Sites Commemoration Board and of the Canadian Archives Foundation Board. He served as Chair of the Canadian Council of Archives from 2000 to 2006.

John Roberts

Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA)

John Roberts is a seasoned senior executive with years of experience in information management and government recordkeeping and archives. His career with the Government of New Zealand spans over 25 years. Most recently, as the Director of Relationship Management with the Department of Internal Affairs, he delivered programs designed to enhance recordkeeping and archives capability across central and local government.

John has excellent knowledge of information management, and of access to information and privacy protection laws and practices that foster government accountability. He successfully created and led the policy design and implementation of new public recordkeeping legislation in New Zealand and supported the integration of Archives New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs.

John holds a Master’s degree in Information Management and Systems from Australia’s Monash University.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Leslie WeirLWeir

Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Leslie Weir became the Librarian and Archivist of Canada on August 30, 2019. She is the first woman to be appointed to the position since the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada merged to form Library and Archives Canada in 2004.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Weir was University Librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018. She also held positions at the National Library of Canada and the Statistics Canada Library.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Weir has demonstrated vision, dedication and outstanding service by encouraging connections both within and outside the world of librarianship. She guided many transformative moments at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and research libraries in Canada. Ms. Weir is one of the founding architects of Scholars Portal, the state-of-the-art research infrastructure in Ontario universities that brings together information resources and services in support of research and learning.

Normand Charbonneau

Deputy Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Normand Charbonneau is Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operation Officer at Library and Archives Canada since April 2015. He was Québec provincial archivist from 2012 to 2015. He taught at the Université du Québec in Montréal, and at Université Laval in Quebec City. He was involved in the ‘’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)’’, the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) and the ‘’Association internationale des archivistes francophones (AIAF)’’. He is presently Vice President at the International Council on archives (ICA).

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