The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property is a federally-registered charitable not-for-profit organization that promotes responsible preservation of the cultural property that gives Canadians a sense of place, of history and of artistic expression. The CAC serves individual and institutional members to provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and information dissemination.
The general object of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property is to further the dissemination of knowledge concerning the conservation of Canada’s cultural property and heritage. In so doing, the Corporation shall:
- Promote scholarly research in, and further the dissemination of knowledge of the conservation of cultural property, including but not restricted to, artifacts, works of art, natural history specimens, archival materials and monuments;
- With appropriate help from regional groups, hold periodic conferences, workshops or special meetings to discuss problems of mutual interest relating to the study of the conservation of cultural property;
- Publish materials of benefit to conservation;
- Promote the Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice of the Corporation;
- Obtain the cooperation of related disciplines in the improvement, coordination and dissemination of conservation knowledge, methods and working standards;
- Promote partnership with other professionals in the conservation field as well as serve as an advocate for conservation to federal, provincial, and local government agencies and other organizations;
- Promote the awareness of conservation among related professionals and the general public; and
- Do all other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects of the Corporation.
2018 Call for Nominations
The CAC needs (and wants!) you!
This year the following positions expire and will be up for nomination and election at the May AGM for a two-year term:
- Executive Councillor
- Eastern Regional Councillor
- Strategic Liaison Alliance Councillor
In order to qualify and be nominated, you must be a member in good standing (e.g. fees paid and adhere to the CAC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice), be committed to the objectives of the CAC, be available to participate in approximately 10-14 teleconferenced board meetings and other discussions, be able to lead /contribute to several assigned committees or ad-hoc projects, and most importantly, be willing to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team focused on promoting its membership and the conservation of Canadian cultural property and heritage.
Bulletin – Meaghan Monaghan
Communications – Tania Mottus
Conference – Fiona Graham
Emerging Conservators – Erika Range
Grants and Awards – Tracy Satin
Journal – Irene Karsten
Membership – Rebecca Latourell
Training – Adriane VanSeggelen
Translation – Béatrice Leroux
Yukon – Valery Monahan
Northwest Territories – Rosalie Scott
British Columbia – Mauray Toutloff
Alberta – Alana Jansen
Saskatchewan – Mark Anderson
Manitoba – Stephanie Chipilski
Toronto – Roberta Sealy
Kingston – Fiona Graham
Ottawa – Caterina Florio
Montreal – Nathalie Richard
Quebec City – Rachel Benjamin
New Brunswick – Dee Stubbs-Lee
Nova Scotia – Elizabeth Jablonski
Newfoundland and Labrador – Donna Teasdale
Charles Mervyn Ruggles Award
This award commemorates the distinguished achievements of Charles Mervyn Ruggles (1912-2001) in the development of the conservation profession in Canada. As CAC’s first honorary member, it is appropriate that our first award for outstanding contribution to the field carry his name. Recipients of this award will be celebrated for their contribution and achievement in conservation science, treatment, training and/or education, and for their development work in the field of conservation in Canada, and for promoting the ethics and ideals expressed in the CAC/CAPC Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice.
Emerging Conservator Award
This award recognizes the dedication and outstanding potential of a future conservator in a Canadian conservation training program. Recipients of this award will be celebrated for their accomplishments and leadership demonstrated during full time studies leading to a degree or diploma in any area of cultural property conservation.