- 1919-2016 (Creation)
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41 boxes containing:
5.5 meters of textual material
1 CD ROM
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The Naval Officers Association of Canada (NOAC), was founded in 1950 as a result of the federation of many regional Naval associations across Canada. The Association served as a rallying opportunity for continued social interaction between naval veterans, plus as a means of providing coordinated advice to the government and Navy of the day.
In light of the way the modern Canadian Navy has vastly changed from the early days in terms of both personnel relationships and missions the NOAC conducted an extensive re-think of its purpose and roles. As a direct result, in 2012 the name was changed to The Naval Association of Canada (NAC). Membership was extended beyond naval veterans to all those who have an interest in seeing the Royal Canadian Navy prosper and maintain its world-class capabilities. As of 2016, there are 13 NAC branches nationwide.
Among its other functions, NAC supports Sea Cadets through educational outreach and financial support to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation. Under its Maritime Heritage mandate, NAC works with maritime museums and trusts across Canada to highlight and preserve records and artifacts attesting to Canadian maritime history. Through its Camaraderie mandate, NAC actively fosters community among its members.
[adapted from http://navalassoc.ca/national)
The Archives of the Naval Association of Canada were in the custody of The Naval Museum of Alberta Society until 2014.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bulk of material donated by the Naval Association of Canada in 2014.
One accrual in 2015.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of the records of the Naval Association of Canada from the time of its conception through to current date. Records are predominantly textual with some interspersing of photographs. The fonds have been divided into 12 series: Board of Directors, Annual General Meetings, Official Correspondence, President's Office, Honorary Council and Treasurer's Office, Committees, Awards, Position Papers and Briefs, Special Projects, NAC Publications, Related Organization Files, Related Government Publications.
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Further accruals are expected.
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No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Fonds processed by Yvonne Hinks, 2014-2015.
This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, January 2016, and May2017.