About the CAA

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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Advocacy Committee

Statement of Purpose

The CAA Advocacy Committee supports the CAA’s objective “to serve as the national association capable of promoting activities advantageous to archaeology and discouraging activities detrimental to archaeology.” In this capacity the Advocacy Committee will:

  • Coordinate input from the membership on advocating for the promotion of archaeological heritage, and against activities that are potentially damaging to archaeological heritage.
  • Develop a network of individuals to increase public awareness and encourage broad-based lobbying to promote responsible, ethical management of archaeological resources.
  • Develop liaisons and work with related organizations such as Indigenous organizations, provincial archaeological societies and historical societies.
  • Produce materials to be disseminated through appropriate public channels, including but not limited to government offices, national and local media, and the internet.
  • Additional activities as determined by the Committee and the CAA Membership.

Contact: Mike Deal (until Committee Chair is filled)
e-mail: president@canadianarchaeology.com

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