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Services Workshops
Professional Development

The SCAA's education program is an important part of our mandate. Workshop topics have included copyright, arrangement and description of archival holdings, digitization for archives, managing audio-visual records, the preservation of historic photographs, the preservation of optical and magnetic media (modern information carriers), and public awareness for archives.  An introduction to archives workshop is offered annually. See our list of previous workshops

Aboriginal Awareness Workshop

On Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 10am to 5pm at the Murray Library of the University of Saskatchewan in Room 154. The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) is pleased to present this workshop in cooperation with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS).

Target Audience:
Any person working in an institution with Aboriginal collections, be they archival or museum in nature should consider attending this workshop.
Registration Fee:       

Members:         $100.00  
Non-members: $150.00

**Purchase an SCAA membership and get the member rate by clicking here http://scaa.sk.ca/membership/benefits.html
Maximum Attendees: 25
Jessica Generoux, is a Library Technician, Archivist & Collector of Elders’ stories at the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC).

Rhonda Rosenberg is the Executive Director of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS). She has been working with the multicultural community in Saskatchewan since 1995.

Yordanos Tesfamariam is the Education & BRIDGES Coordinator at the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS).
Workshop Objectives
  • Introduction to the worldviews, spiritual ideas, cultural values and protocols of Indigenous people in Saskatchewan.
  • Highlights of historical and contemporary issues that influence Aboriginal peoples.
  • Examples of the rich diversities within and among Indigenous communities.
  • Building trust and respectful relationships through awareness, comfort, confidence and much improved communications
Lunch and refreshments will be available for participants.

*****Please Register using this form*****

Aboriginal Awareness workshop registration form

Introduction to Basic Archives workshop

The SCAA is pleased to offer "Basic Archives" workshops for volunteers.

Currently we will hold a workshop on Saturday September 17th in Regina at the Regina Public Library.

Though it is open to all and registration is FREE, participation is limited to the accommodations available. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to express your interest in attending.

Also, as it is a FREE workshop, handouts are limited to 10 participants and lunch will be on your own.

Workshop overview:
This workshop is structured for a novice or someone looking for a refresher and would include:
  • What are Archives?
  • Archival Institutions and the Role of the Archivist
  • Fundamental Principles of Archives
  • Appraisal and Acquisition
  • Arrangement and Description
  • Making Archives Available
  • Preservation and the Digital World

A "Basics" workshop held on April 29, 2015 in Esterhazy

The SCAA is asking if there is any interest in "Basic Archives" workshops.
Dates will be determined by the level of interest.
Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Previous 2016-17 workshops and presentations:
  • Presentation: --- (Melanie Delva, Archivist for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster)  June in Saskatoon at the Western Development Museum
  •  Introduction to Basic Archives (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor) Monday October 5 in Saskatoon, at the Saskatoon Public Library.
  • Workshop: Introduction to Basic Archives (Cameron Hart, SCAA Archive Advisor) Wednesday April 29 in Esterhazy, at the Esterhazy Community Museum.

  • Presentation: SaskCulture Diversity Planning Program (Dean Kush, SaskCulture, Assistant General Manager) Wednesday June 10 in Regina
2016copyright registration form.pdf

What's New

2017-18 Institutional Grant Program

The SCAA Grants Committee is sending out a call to Institutional members to submit applications for potential projects to the 2017-18 Institutional Grant Program (IGP.) See the Institutional Grants web page for the application and guidelines. 
SCAA Newsletter Outside the Box
The SCAA Newsletter "OUTSIDE the BOX" recent issue!

Thanks to the efforts of Editor Stevie Horn, with the help of the SCAA Communications Committee and other contributors, the SCAA is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 issue of the SCAA Newsletter, that is available for download here

If you wish a printed version please feel free to contact scaa@sasktel.net