The purpose of the Connexions Archive is to collect, preserve, organize, index, publish, and provide access to information and materials related to grassroots movements for social justice, and to educate the public about the work and contributions of these movements.
The Connexions Archive works to keep alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice, and to enable movements today to learn from that history in shaping the future.
The collection emphasis is on resources related to projects, groups, and movements in English Canada from the 1960s on. Since many of these movements have been involved in international issues, materials from other parts of the world may also be included where appropriate.
The work of the Connexions Archive includes copying and digitizing materials in various formats to make them as widely available as possible. Where resources permit, documents may also be translated into other languages.
To make the materials in the collection as accessible as possible, the Connexions Archive places a high priority on maintaining professional standards in organizing, cataloguing, and indexing the materials.
The Connexions Archives works to include interns, students, and volunteers in the work of the archive in order to encourage their interest and to develop their skills.
The Connexions Archive is an educational resource for scholars, students, and members of the public.
The Connexions Archive works to establish a secure funding base to support its collection and programs. It seeks support from organizations, individuals, institutions, and other funding agencies and foundations.
Selected Links and Further Reading
The Connexions Archive: securing a future for the past
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Contact: Call Connexions at 416-964-5735 or use the contact form.