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  • 17 Jul 2022 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    Firstly, many thanks to Nadine Kopp, who has just completed 2 terms on the Board!  Nadine has been so very helpful with Board tasks, Newsletter Editing and social media communications, and recently Chaired the Nominations Committee for the 2022-24 Board!

    To contact the current Board of Directors members, send an email to, or contact an officer or director individually via the Executive Directory.

  • 29 Jun 2022 9:21 PM | Anonymous

    Our online Annual General Meeting by Zoom will take place on Saturday July 9th at 10am, followed by a look at Collections and Repositories. 

    Members in attendance will be entered into a random draw to receive a complementary box submission to the Sustainable Archaeology repository, courtesy of APA Ontario!

    The *preregistration signup link* has been emailed directly to all current APA Ontario members.

    If you would like to register and can't find your email invitation, just drop a line to or visit the event page here.

  • 07 May 2022 8:03 AM | Anonymous

    The nomination window closed at midnight last night for the next term of the Board of Directors.  The Nominations Committee will now contact all candidates who were nominated. 

    We appreciate the time given by all members who are able to serve the Ontario APA at this time!

    Best Regards from the 2020-2022 Board of Directors,

    Cathy, Dixie, Jordan, Josh, Laura, Laurie and Nadine

  • 30 Apr 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Members, check your email inboxes for our Notice of Election and Call for Nominations!  (deadline for nominations/self-nominations: May 6th)

  • 18 Apr 2022 7:14 PM | Anonymous

    Ontario Expanding Fourth-Dose Eligibility

    Additional booster dose will provide an extra layer of protection against severe illness and hospitalization

    April 06, 2022

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over starting on April 7, 2022. Expanding booster eligibility will provide an extra layer of protection against the Omicron and BA.2 variants and, in addition to antivirals, are another tool the province is using to live with and manage COVID-19.

    “As we continue to live with COVID-19, we are using every tool available to manage this virus and reduce its impact on our hospitals and health system, including by expanding the use of booster doses,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19 and its variants. Because of our exceptionally high vaccination rates and Ontario’s cautious approach, we currently have one of the lowest hospitalization rates in the country and have performed well throughout this pandemic when compared to other similar sized provinces and states. I encourage everyone who’s eligible to get boosted as soon as you’re able.”

    Starting on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m., eligible individuals will be able to book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies, and participating primary care settings. Booster doses are being offered to these individuals at a recommended interval of five months after receiving their last booster.

    Locations and timing for additional boosters may vary by public health unit based on local planning and considerations.

    Ontario has been offering fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 30, 2021 to vulnerable populations including residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges and older adults in other congregate care settings that provide assisted-living and health services. Providing additional boosters to these groups has helped to prevent serious outcomes in the population during the Omicron wave.

    All eligible Ontarians are encouraged to get their fourth dose as soon as possible. As with vaccines for other diseases, you are protected best when you stay up to date.

  • 23 Jan 2022 8:36 PM | Anonymous

    Members and Guests, join us online with Dr. Scott Martin as he chats about the Sustainable Archaeology McMaster repository for archaeological artifact collections and its capacity for research opportunities as well!

    When: Friday February 11th ~ 7-9pm EST

    Where: online via Zoom

    Who: APA Ontario members (free event) & Guests/non-members ($10)

    ~ follow this link to learn more and to register ~

  • 07 Jan 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Our members continue to publish! 

    Check out the newest title in the Our Lands Speak series:

    "The Archaeology, History, and Architecture of the Philip Eckhardt Log House: The Oldest House in the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada" by George W.J. Duncan and Bill Finlayson, which is available for purchase here in the Online Store.

  • 09 Jul 2021 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    The fourth publication in the digital series APA's Occasional Papers in Archaeology is ** Now Available ** to APA Ontario members!  

    This volume is Rudy Fecteau’s Masters thesis that was defended in 1985. Fecteau's original thesis focused on macrofossil remains from Indigenous sites, many of which came from late 19th and early 20th century sources. To this he added archaeobotanical information from reports which he had completed. Since that time there have been many developments which have greatly increased the amount of information available. Government guidelines and proliferation of Cultural Resource Management companies have contributed to this increase, particularly in Euro-Canadian sites. Recent developments in microfossil study techniques have also expanded understanding of previous plant use. Publication of Fecteau's thesis contributes to a baseline for further research regarding the introduction and spread of cultivated plants as well as the use of native plants in Ontario.

    Members can download the full colour .pdf at this link.

    Non-members also have access to Rudy's thesis in APA's Online Store.

    Congratulations to Rudy and many thanks to series editor Scott Hamilton for producing this much-needed publication!

  • 07 Jul 2021 12:48 PM | Anonymous

    Join us on Wednesday July 21st (7-9pm eastern) when Rudy Fecteau will share his vast knowledge and insights about his research specialty!  Send in your questions ahead of time!

    Read more and register by following this link.

  • 07 Jul 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Applications are being accepted until July 15th for APA's Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Bursary, valued at $750.

    Eligible members are in good standing (current members); a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in courses pertaining to the study of cultural resource management and which are relevant to the discipline of Archaeology/CRM in Ontario and its closely related fields of knowledge (i.e. Indigenous studies, applied landscape GIS, etc); and of First Nations, Métis or Inuit descent.

    To read more follow this link.

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