Welcome ARMA Volunteers

ARMA VolunteersChapter Central houses resources tailored for you, ARMA’s chapter and region volunteers. Your contributions to this organization are indispensable – and greatly appreciated.

Have you signed into ARMA’s new website? This new site allows our members to interact and connect.  New features are available just for chapters - the groups feature.  Each chapter now has a private community group just for their members.  One must be signed in and a member of your chapter to see and participate in your group page. 

Find out more about the groups feature here.

If the site is missing something, please let us know.

Chapter Connections

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Current Events


  • Community Call:  March 20
  • AIEF: 2018 Graduate Scholarship Awards Now Available: March 30 
  • The Southeast & Southwest Regional Leadership Conference:  June 28-29
  • The Great Northwest & Pacific Regional Leadership Conference:  July 20-21

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U.S. Region Leadership Conferences:  In 2018, the four U.S. Based RLC’s will be planned and managed by their respective regions.  Alongside a working group of region and chapter leaders, we explored revising this structure and collected additional feedback in person at the events and from the chapter leader survey.  Chapter leaders should expect to hear from their region leaders about the 2018 conference.

Chapters at Work: See what fellow chapters are doing to make an impact throughout our community.

Ottawa Board   Jen and CIO of GC  Ottawa Chapter Community  Ted Ferrier Award Winner

The Ottawa NCR Chapter provides comprehensive brokering of valuable information and records management content and networking in the National Capital Region. An energetic and dedicated team of nine volunteer board members works passionately to advocate for the advancement of the field of IM and to support the growth, development, and success of IM professionals.

The NCR chapter is in primarily a federal government town, which means there is a large audience of public servants and private industry that serve Canada and Canadians. We make significant efforts to be very cognizant of the needs of the audience that we reach, and we provide timely and relevant content. Our efforts appear to be appreciated by our audience: our monthly program meetings are regularly attended by 50 to 100 participants, our annual spring workshop is attended by 50 to 100 participants, and our annual fall IM Day attracts about 200 participants. The excellent attendance at the these last two “for-pay” events cover the cost to rent the room and provide coffee and tea for our monthly program meetings, which allows us to offer them free of charge.

The NCR Chapter uses the services of an event planner, Verney, to support our for-pay events. Verney takes care of the event logistics, including:

  • Sending the call for proposals
  • Working with the chapter to establish a steering committee that includes key representatives from the chapter and IM community
  • Helping select proposals and setting the agenda;
  • Researching, selecting, and arranging for the venue and catering
  • Takes care of participant registration and collecting payment
  • Overseeing the event day
  • Collecting and reporting on participants’ feedback

Chapter representatives are also heavily involved in all these processes, but having Verney do a lot of the “heavy lifting” makes it easier to offer a very high quality, professional event that attracts a large audience year after year. Ultimately, even after profit sharing with Verney, the NCR Chapter collects a substantial profit that we return to the community by investing in excellent, free monthly programming and other valuable things, such as a renewed website and awards.

We hope you enjoy the new site. Please remember to use the drop down menus in order to make full use of all these resources.