University Avenue, Fredericton – in the spring freshet of 1887 (PANB P4-2-07)

News & Upcoming Events

Meeting with the Minister of Tourism, Heritage & Culture

Joanna, Fred and I had an opportunity to meet with the Honorable Trevor Holder on April 16th. Find out more on our Blog



Have you seen our new database for archival descriptions? We've already added 1, 300+ descriptions!! We hope to increase the presence and visibility of the New Brunswick archival community on the internet. Check it out here!


AGM Announcement

We are proud to announce our Annual General Meeting for 2014! This year's workshop will introduce participants to CANBArchives, our new web-based open-sourced database for archival descriptions in the province. Please check the AGM 2014 tab for more information on the workshop, the AGM schedule and agenda, and registration information. 


2014 - 2015 Membership

It is now time to renew your membership to CANB for the 2014-2015 fiscal year! There are many benefits of joining the Council of Archives New Brunswick.  Join or Renew by submitting a Membership Form to the CANB Today! (click to download)



We Bring History to Life

Our mandate is to serve the archival community of the province of New Brunswick.

Welcome to CANB, the Council of Archives New Brunswick

Our mandate is to serve the archival community of the province by providing assistance, training and services such as the Archives Advisor programme, an archival supplies co-op (supply list available here), the Conservation Library, a Preservation Advisor, and the distribution of information received from the national institutions. We are a bilingual institution.


Specifically, we seek to: 

  • Provide a network for archival cooperation throughout the province
  • Promote the development of and to coordinate the implementation of projects of mutual interest. 
  • Represent the provincial archival community in a national archival network
  • Promote the archival preservation and conservation of New Brunswick historical documentary sources, and, as required, to make representations to government and other agencies to promote this preservation
  • Encourage the establishment of archives by record-creating bodies and to prevail upon these bodies to open the historical records to public research
  • Assess and report on the needs of the provincial archival community to provincial, federal and private funding and policy making agencies and to make representation to these agencies for funding to fulfill these needs
  • Establish and promote adequate standards, procedures and practices among archival repositories in the province
  • Promote public understanding and use of archives and of the historical resources of the province
  • Provide delegates from member institutions with a forum for the discussion of archival issues and a means to exchange ideas on archival matters