Access Policy

Access to the Archives is by appointment only after a research proposal and letter of reference has been submitted. Please visit our access policy pdf for more information.

Records Management Policy

Records management consists of organizing records so that employees can find the information they need quickly and efficiently. This program enables staff to determine which records need to be kept and which can be disposed of in order to fulfill our legal requirements.

Essentially the role of the Archives of the Archdiocese of Vancouver is to:

  • Apply measures and provide consultation to systematically control the management of records created or acquired by Archdiocesan offices, agencies, and parishes
  • Assist Archdiocesan offices and agencies in achieving economy and efficiency in the creation, maintenance, and disposition of records

Privacy Policy

As of January 1st, 2004, the Archdiocese of Vancouver offices, parishes, and agencies are subject to a civil private sector privacy legislation called PIPA or Personal Information Protection Act. This legislation requires us to:

  • Securely maintain personal information
  • Allow access to individuals requesting their personal information

The role of the Archives office is to provide advisory services to offices, agencies, and parishes of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  Click here to download pdf a copy of the Archdiocesan Privacy Policy.


Any privacy complaints or access requests should be sent to the following address:

Privacy Officer
Archdiocese of Vancouver
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way,
Vancouver BC V5Z 0G3



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