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Welcome to the SCAA


The mission of the SCAA is:

Through leadership, support, education and promotion, the SCAA fosters the
development, cooperation and advancement of Saskatchewan’s archives and archivists.

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) represents the Saskatchewan archival community in the Canadian archival system, and is responsible for developing a cooperative and successful archival network in Saskatchewan, encouraging the establishment of new archives in Saskatchewan, promoting and developing standard archival policies and practices, and promoting public understanding and use of archives and historical resources in Saskatchewan. The Council offers workshops and other educational programs and an Archival Advisory Service providing advice and assistance to archives; and maintains the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network, a network of information about archival holdings in Saskatchewan, including virtual exhibits, descriptions of archival collections, and a photo database.

For those SCAA members contributing to SAIN, that uses the Access to Memory (AtoM) software, please feel free to watch the AtoM introductory webinar (2015-03-05)

The SCAA Newsletter
"OUTSIDE the BOX"is back!

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 return of the SCAA Newsletter, that is available for download here.

If you wish a printed version please feel free to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Submissions for the SCAA Newsletter "Outside the Box"

The SCAA newsletter is a publication that is sent electronically to the public. Along with messages from the SCAA's executive and profiles of both individual members and institutional members, this newsletter highlights activities and events held by those involved with SCAA, such as, but not limited to, Archives Week, Culture Days, open houses and workshops. 

The Communications Committee of the SCAA is continuing to look for material, from any member archives, be it a profile of a great volunteer, a story of a certain collection in your institution or maybe a project completed by your archives that deals with Saskatchewan history or its promotion. 

Send your submissions to Cameron Hart at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact any of the SCAA executive members.


Check out our short films
Lives & Letters 
based on archival material of some of our members

 To Robert Gordon
Based on a poem by Louis Riel
Joseph Caldwell: A Curious Friendship

Based on letters from Yorkton pioneer Joseph Caldwell
Edmund Oliver: A Chaplain’s War
Based on letters from professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, Edmund Oliver.

Alice Rendell: A Prairie Fire
Based on letters from Lloydminster pioneer and Barr Colonist, Alice Rendell


What's New

SCAA 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
With the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) holding their Conference in Regina, June 11-13, the SCAA has decided to hold there AGM just prior to the event.  Therefore, on June 10 from 12:30 to 3:30 the Meeting Room of Tower 3, on the corner of 12th Ave. and Hamilton St. in Regina, has been booked for lunch and the AGM. All SCAA members are encouraged to attend. Please the check back at the AGM page for further details.
Institutional Grant Program
2014-15   Final Reports and letters of thanks are due May 31, 2015
(Current 2015-16 reports are not due until next May 31 or any time the project is complete or the purchase is made)

The Grant Committee has posted on the Institutional Grants webpage,  the "final report form" and an example of a "letter of thanks."

If your institution received a grant for a purchase or project to be completed in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, April 2014 - March 2015, please download the report form and example letter from Institutional Grants webpage, and complete them.