Governance & Structure

Membership governance strives to be representative of the many constituent sectors within the memory community, including libraries, archives, government bodies, museums, and historical societies. A pan-Canadian structure encourages all regions and sectors to participate in the vision, governance and financial support of the organization, a collaborative approach which  gives the flexibility to grow and the agility to respond to changing opportunities.

Membership, 2013-14

Committees and User Groups benefits from the strategic advice and input of various committees and user groups. These groups, populated by scholars and librarians, ensure that the work of remains relevant and useful for the community at large:

• Advisory Committees (Early Canadiana Online)
Metadata Consultations Group
• Priority Advisory Groups


The by-laws which set out the governance requirements of the organization are available for download (PDF, 257KB).

Board of Directors is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of distinguished scholars and representatives of major memory institutions across Canada. Elected by a majority vote during Annual General Meetings, directors hold office for a term of two years, after which they are eligible for re-election for one further term.

leslie_weirLeslie Weir

University Librarian
University of Ottawa



jonathan_bengtsonJonathan Bengtson

University Librarian
University of Victoria



larry_alfordLarry Alford

University Chief Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries



lesley_balcomLesley Balcom

Director of Libraries
University of New Brunswick



vickery_bowlesVickery Bowles

City Librarian
Toronto Public Library




Danielle Chagnon

Directrice Générale de la Conservation
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec



heather_gordonHeather M. Gordon

City Archivist
City of Vancouver





Karen Grant

Provost and Vice-President, Academic & Research
Mount Allison University




craig_heronCraig Heron

Department of History
York University



johanna_smithJohanna Smith

Director General, Services Branch / 
Directrice générale, Direction des services
Library and Archives Canada /
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada