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A Spotlight on New Volunteers

A Spotlight on New Volunteers

A Spotlight on New Volunteers

As we highlighted in the last issue of Communique the strength of our archives, collection, programming and outreach comes from our broad base of dedicated volunteers. We are always welcoming new people to join us to share their skills, expertise and to make a difference in our communities. Over the years, we have drawn in people from all walks of life to help us with our mission. Below is a spotlight on three new people who have joined The Archives  earlier this Fall.

Think you can help us preserve and collect the history of the LGBTQ community? Simply drop by our website and fill out a volunteer form.

Eileen Brosnan (Collections):

Eileen Brosnan
Eileen Brosnan

Eileen is a librarian, and a history nerd. She has always been interested in archival collections, and she admires the queer focus of The ArQuives. She, her wife, and son recently relocated to Toronto from the west coast and they’re in love with the city, its culture and history.

“I volunteer at The ArQuives because I think it is exciting and so important to discover, reveal, and preserve queer history.”

 

Leela Scott (Collections):

Leela Scott
Leela Scott

Leela is an office drone by day, regular drone by night. She found out about the archives while at university when a queer theory professor brought in some buttons from the collection. The buttons made a big impression and soon after moving to Toronto Leela reached out to The ArQuives to see if she could become a volunteer. She is currently being trained in collections and is considering Masters programs to further pursue archival work.

“I volunteer at The ArQuives because I think it is so important to preserve our histories in the face of forces that wish to edit or outright erase them.”

 

Natalie Bravo (Communications Committee):

Natalie Bravo
Natalie Bravo

 

Natalie chose to volunteer at The ArQuives because as a POC member of the LGBTQ+ community she wanted to get more involved and help preserve our history. She studied Hispanic studies and Translation at Glendon College/York University. She currently works in the music publishing industry as a bilingual Content Analyst full-time and she’s a Javascript teacher on the side. She’s interested in the arts, culture, languages, and human rights!

“We need more POC representation in Canadian LGBTQ+ community.”

 

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A Spotlight on New Volunteers

A Spotlight on New Volunteers

As we highlighted in the last issue of Communique the strength of our archives, collection, programming and outreach comes from our broad base of dedicated volunteers. We are always welcoming new people to join us to share their skills, expertise and to make a difference in our communities. Over the years, we have drawn in people from all walks of life to help us with our mission. Below is a spotlight on three new people who have joined The Archives  earlier this Fall.

Think you can help us preserve and collect the history of the LGBTQ community? Simply drop by our website and fill out a volunteer form.

Eileen Brosnan (Collections):

Eileen Brosnan
Eileen Brosnan

Eileen is a librarian, and a history nerd. She has always been interested in archival collections, and she admires the queer focus of The ArQuives. She, her wife, and son recently relocated to Toronto from the west coast and they’re in love with the city, its culture and history.

“I volunteer at The ArQuives because I think it is exciting and so important to discover, reveal, and preserve queer history.”

 

Leela Scott (Collections):

Leela Scott
Leela Scott

Leela is an office drone by day, regular drone by night. She found out about the archives while at university when a queer theory professor brought in some buttons from the collection. The buttons made a big impression and soon after moving to Toronto Leela reached out to The ArQuives to see if she could become a volunteer. She is currently being trained in collections and is considering Masters programs to further pursue archival work.

“I volunteer at The ArQuives because I think it is so important to preserve our histories in the face of forces that wish to edit or outright erase them.”

 

Natalie Bravo (Communications Committee):

Natalie Bravo
Natalie Bravo

 

Natalie chose to volunteer at The ArQuives because as a POC member of the LGBTQ+ community she wanted to get more involved and help preserve our history. She studied Hispanic studies and Translation at Glendon College/York University. She currently works in the music publishing industry as a bilingual Content Analyst full-time and she’s a Javascript teacher on the side. She’s interested in the arts, culture, languages, and human rights!

“We need more POC representation in Canadian LGBTQ+ community.”

 

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@arquives.ca


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.