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Associations in Canada for Information Professionals

Updated: January 1, 2022

National | Regional | Provincial/Territorial and Local | International

National Associations

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)

Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC)

Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)

Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)

Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)

Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres /Association canadienne des bibliothèques, archives, et centres de documentation musicaux (CAML/ACBM)

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (FCAB)

Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)

Canadian Museums Association (CMA)

Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC)

Canadian School Libraries (CSL)

Fédération des milieux documentaires (FMD)

Friends of Canadian Libraries (FOCAL)

Ex Libris Association

Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI)

Information Resource Management Association of Canada (IRMAC)

National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA)

Provincial and Territorial Library Directors Council (PTLDC)


Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA)

Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL)

Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)

Maritimes Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé des Maritimes (MHLA/ABSM)

Provincial/Territorial and Local Associations


Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL)

Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT)

Alberta Library Trustees Association (ALTA)

Alberta Museums Association (AMA)

Alberta Public Library Administrators’ Council (APLAC)

Alberta School Learning Commons Council (ASLC)

Archives Society of Alberta (ASA)

Calgary Law Library Group (CLLG)

Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA)

Foothills Library Association (FLA)

Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA)

Library Association of Alberta (LAA)

Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA)

Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association (SAHLA)

British Columbia

Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)

Association of British Columbia Public Library Directors (ABCPLD)

British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)

British Columbia Library Trustees Association (BCLTA)

British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA)

Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia (CPSLD)

Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC)

Vancouver Association of Law Libraries (VALL)


Association for Manitoba Archives (AMA)

Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM)

Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP)

Manitoba Library Association (MLA)

Manitoba School Library Association (MSLA)

New Brunswick

Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick (APLNB)

Council of Archives New Brunswick (CANB)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA)

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL)

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Libraries Association (NLHLA)

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association (NLLA)

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, Teacher Librarians Special Interest Council

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Archives Council

Northwest Territories Library Association (NWTLA)

Nova Scotia

Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM)

Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA)

Halifax Library Association (HLA)

Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia (LBANS)

Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA)


Nunavut Library Association (NLA)


Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)

Church Library Association of Ontario (CLAO)

Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

Ontario Association of Library Technicians / Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario (OALT/ABO)

Ontario Courthouse Librarians’ Association (OCLA)

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

Ontario Library Association (OLA)

Ontario Museum Association (OMA)

Ontario Public Health Libraries Association (OPHLA)

Ontario Teacher Education Library Association (OTELA)

Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé de la Vallée d’Outaouais (OVHLA)

Toronto Association of Law Libraries (TALL)

Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA)

Wellington Waterloo Dufferin Health Library Network (WWDHLN)

Prince Edward Island

Archives Council of Prince Edward Island (ACPEI)

PEI Professional Librarians’ Association (PEIPLA)


Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

Association des bibliothèques de droit de Montréal / Montreal Association of Law Libraries (ABDM/MALL)

Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (ABPQ)

Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association (ABQLA)

Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS)

Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec

Group of Archivists of the Region of Montreal (GARM)

Quebec School Librarians Network (QSLiN)

Réseau des archives du Québec

Société des musées québécois (SMQ)


Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS)

Saskatchewan Association of Library Technicians (SALT)

Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA)

Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association (SHLA)

Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA)

Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association (SLTA)

Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA)


Yukon Council of Archives (YCA)

Yukon Library Association (YLA)

International Associations


ARMA International

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG)

Special Libraries Association (SLA)