The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) is a professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia.

The CNSA was founded in 1983 by a core group of 25 institutions, organizations and individuals interested in creating a network of archives throughout the province. Today there are nearly 100 members, representing community archives and museums, university and religious archives, the provincial archives, aboriginal archives and heritage associations.

We promote archival excellence among institutions entrusted with the care of Nova Scotia's documentary heritage, and provide a network for co-operation, support and promotion of the use of archives. Through our Cooperative Acquisition Strategy, we help member archives develop acquisition policies to ensure documents remain close to the communities where they can retain the most impact. We also offer a suite of core workshops which offer a grounding in the basics of archival education and from time to time offers advanced workshops on more specific archival topics.

Please visit our website at http://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/ for more information about what we do.