OSEA has been approached by Archives Ontario to assess the possibility of acquiring textual records, photographs, electronic records, publications, etc., that would buttress its understanding of the sustainable energy sector in Ontario. Essentially, OSEA will be making a donation that consists of records related to the history and operations of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.
Archives Ontario’s Elana Sadinsky is a Senior Archivist who reached out to OSEA’s Chair Dan Goldberger to explain the mandate of Archives Ontario:
“At the Archives of Ontario, the acquisition mandate is to acquire recorded information of provincial significance that provides the best documentary evidence of the decisions and activities of the Ontario government and of the development of Ontario society.”
This led to a series of meetings between OSEA and Archives Ontario in the fall of 2019 as Archives Ontario assessed the records provided to them as to suitability for their collection.
OSEA’s Chair stated:
“This is a testament to the excellent work done by OSEA from 2001 to 2015, when OSEA led all energy associations in Ontario advocating for the Green Energy Act, Feed-in-Tariffs, Micro-FITs and Net Metering legislation. Our goal is to donate these important records to Archives Ontario, and we are grateful for its request and collaboration in this regard.”
Riz Khan (right), an OSEA Board Member and attorney, worked with the OSEA Chair Dan Goldberger to assess the appropriateness of records to be donated to Archives Ontario. The process of assignment and donation will take some time and be an ongoing process between the two organizations.
No records of a confidential, financial, or of a personal nature, are part of the donation accepted by Archives Ontario, www.Archives.gov.on.ca.