Governance & Structure


Governance strives to be as representative as possible of the many constituent sectors within the memory community, such as libraries, archives, governments, museums, and historical societies. This pan-Canadian governance structure encourages many types of partners and sectors to participate in the vision, governance and financial support of the organization, a collaborative approach which  gives us the flexibility to grow and the agility to respond to changing opportunities.

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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.


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

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

Leslie Weir

University Librarian, University of Ottawa

Sylvie Belzile

Directrice générale
Service des bibliothèques et archives
Université de Sherbrooke

Marcello Vitali Rosati

Professeur adjoint de littérature et de culture numérique
Département des Littératures de langue française
Université de Montréal

Fabien Lengellé

Directeur général
Bureau du directeur général
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Karen Grant

Provost and Vice-President
Academic and Research
Mount Allison University

Loubna Ghaouti

Directrice de la Bibliothèque
Université Laval

Craig Heron

Department of History
York History

Jonathan Bengtson

University Librarian
University of Victoria

Larry Alford

University Chief Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries

Danielle Chagnon

Directrice Générale de la Conservation
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Heather M. Gordon

City Archivist
City of Vancouver