Association of Professional Archaeologists

About APA

Working to Promote Professionalism in Ontario Archaeology ~ this is our mandate, as set out upon our inception in 1990.  For a little bit of history, check out this letter from our sister organization, the Ontario Archaeological Society, signed by Charles ("Petun Charlie") Garrad in 1990: OAS Letter to Registrations Division, Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations, May 03, 1990.jpg

The Association of Professional Archaeologists seeks to integrate the concerns of archaeologists in Ontario from all avenues of employment including: administration, conservation, curation, consulting, education, research, and teaching and also seeks to ensure that issues and practices affecting archaeological resources are conducted within a commonly recognized set of standards. We encourage all archaeologists (students, professionals, and teachers) to become a member of the APA.

Our Mission

Specifically the objectives of the APA are to:

  1. encourage professionalism in archaeology
  2. represent the profession in areas of concern
  3. mediate solutions to problems involving archaeological resources
  4. recognize significant accomplishments in archaeology
  5. encourage cooperation in and beyond the profession of archaeology

Organization Profile

The APA is governed by an elected Executive Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Six Directors (including First Nations, Innovation, Investigations, Membership, Newsletter, Northern Ontario). See our APA Executive page under the Directories menu.

There are five membership levels: Professional, Associate, Field Director, Student and Institutional (see the Membership Categories page).  We also provide a free listing in our Consultant Directory as a service to licensed archaeologists. We have 2 Consultant Directories - one for our members and one for non-members. See Are You A Consultant page for more information.

APA Code of Ethics

The APA Code of Ethics is available at this link.

APA Constitution and ByLaws

APA's Constitution and ByLaws are available at this link.

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