The purpose of the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation (ACAF) is to:
Provide a vehicle that will produce a long-term income stream to generate scholarships for graduate archival studies students and thus support the Canadian archival profession;
Encourage partnerships with other archival organizations, for example, by assisting students to participate in the internship program at the Nelson Mandela Foundation;
Build a fund to $100,000 and then start disbursing scholarships from the interest on an annual basis.
About Our Charity
The ACAF Scholarship Endowment Fund allows donors to give an ongoing long-term gift to support the education of students enrolled in graduate archival programs at Canadian universities. This Scholarship Endowment Fund is administered by the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation (ACAF).
What People Are Saying
"As an academic, I see it not only as a support for students but as a gift to established scholars and professionals who, because of it, can interact with students having diverse backgrounds and being educated in a variety of programs."
— Luciana Duranti, Professor, University of British Columbia iSchool
"Being able to attend and to present a paper at the 2014 ACA Conference is one of the highlights of my academic life. Something I never imagined I would be able to do... I will always be grateful to the ACAF for the financial assistance they extended to me to be able to attend the conference. "
— Mary Grace Golfo, Student Bursary Recipient, University of Manitoba
"In executing its very broad and inclusive mandate, the Foundation plays a key role in providing ACA members – new and old – with the means necessary to maintain a thriving archival community driven by dynamic ideas and a multiplicity of perspectives."
— Kevin Palendat, Student, University of Manitoba
"ACAF donation money can make a difference by supporting specific student activities and by helping individual students in difficulty."
— Fiorella Foscarini, Professor, University of Toronto iSchool
"The ACA Foundation plays an invaluable and critical role in nurturing a new generation of archivists, building bridges between the archival discipline and profession, and creating a sustainable future for archival studies. "
— Heather MacNeil, Professor, University of Toronto iSchool
"Receiving a grant from the ACAF enabled me to attend the ACA conference in Winnipeg in 2013, where I presented a paper in the student session “New Voices, New Ideas." I couldn't have asked for a better first conference experience. "
— Emily Sommers, Bursary Recipient, University of Toronto iSchool
"The ACAF bursary is invaluable for students and helps strengthen Canada's archival community by supporting its newest members."
— Ned Struthers, President of the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)