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

News & Events

2015 CANB Calendar : Hope Restored

We are now seeking submissions for the 2015 edition of our popular Calendar. For more information and photo ideas, visit our blog. Photos will be accepted until October 31 2014.


CANB-NB Grant Program 2014-2015

Call for Applications : We are now accepting applications for the CANB-NB Grant Program. CANB members in good standing qualify for project grants of up to $2 500 to cover costs related to archival projects such as : Arrangement and Description; Preservation/Holdings Maintenance; Equipment Purchase and Professional Development. Deadline : October 10, 2014. Find out more here.


Increased Funding announced for archival activities

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has announced a $10, 000 increase to CANB funding as a result of Creative Futures - A Renewed Cultural Policy for New Brunswick . You may read the English portion of the Archives Advisor's Thank-You speech on our Blog . 


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Check out our new Google Map of CANB Members! See Our Members section.








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, 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