TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Archives Association of Ontario has
recognized Scotiabank's Archives, Corporate Records and Fine Art
Department with the 2013 Corporate Award for excellence in archives.
The award was presented at a gala ceremony in Ottawa on May 30, 2013.
"Scotiabank is honoured to be recognized today by the Archives
Association of Ontario with this prestigious award," said Jane Nokes,
Scotiabank Director of Corporate Archives & Fine Art. "We are committed
to archival professionalism and have long believed that arts, culture
and heritage deeply enrich our communities and should be accessible to
The Award recognizes excellence in Ontario archives, awarding
organizations, corporations or agencies that have helped support and
promote the archival community across the province.
Scotiabank's Archives, Corporate Records and Fine Art Department is the
only Canadian bank archives open to the public and that offers public
programming. It was also the first to allow external researchers to
consult its holdings, which continues to be a rare practice among
corporate archives. The collections contain Scotiabank's historic
records, but also document major developments in Canada's history,
including the advent of the country's transportation infrastructure.
Its online exhibits, which are also open to the public, celebrate and
pay tribute to Canada's heritage and the history of Scotiabank and
communities where the bank operates.
"Each year, we sponsor four awards to recognize individual,
institutional and corporate achievement in archives," said Brian
Masschaele, Archives Association of Ontario incoming Awards Committee
Chair. "The awards are meant to remember those who make archives the
living and thriving community that preserves our documentary heritage
and makes it available to the public."
About the Archives Association of Ontario
The Archives Association of Ontario is a network of about 300 members
and represents archival institutions, those working in archives, as
well as users and supporters of archives. Its mandate is to provide
programs, education, advocacy and shared knowledge across the province.
Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 82,000 employees,
Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more
than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of
products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and
investment banking. In December 2012, Scotiabank became the first
Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the Year and Bank of the Year
in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication.
With assets of $736 billion (as at January 31, 2013), Scotiabank trades
on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information
please visit www.scotiabank.com.
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For media inquiries:
Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-2927