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CAA Committees

CAA Commmittee on Members’ Safety

On May 15, 2019 the President of the CAA officially formed an ad hoc committee to draft a policy on member’s safety, especially in regard to sexual assault and harassment. This committee met for the first time on May 16, 2019 at the Annual Meeting held in Quebec City. The notes from this meeting can be found here.

In an effort to ensure that the membership is kept up to date about the work of this committee this tab on the CAA website will be updated with copies of committee notes, and progress reports against the task-based timeline.

If any member has questions about the committee or would like to become involved they can email the committee chair directly.

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Public Advocacy Committee

Purpose and Objectives


Statement of Purpose

It has been a difficult year for Canadian archaeology. Since the last AGM in May our Association has witnessed massive cuts to Parks Canada and our federal archaeology program and changes to the Museums Act which threaten the viability of archaeology and anthropology and their contributions to Canada’s heritage and history at the national and regional levels, including at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, soon to be the Canadian Museum of History. Equally destructive are the cuts that have been made to the national archives in Ottawa and archives and library programmes across the country. These issues are symptomatic of the current federal governments’ general stance, which seems to be bent upon attacking science and reason in Canada. Our membership has raised concerns about these issues and indicated that the Canadian Archaeological Association should take a stronger stance against these changes in order to promote the objectives of this organization.

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