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Subjects term Scope note Archival description count Authority record count
  • Includes: farming and ranching; agribusiness; horticulture and gardening; agricultural academic research; agricultural professional groups; agricultural cooperatives and organizations; irrigation; agricultural fairs and markets.
919 0
Arts and Culture
  • Includes: visual arts; performing arts; literature; artists; cultural institutions; arts and culture related businesses and organizations; cultural events; research and writing pertaining to arts and culture; professional organizations.
2948 0
Buildings and Structures
  • Includes: buildings; monuments and statues; bridges and trestles; building management; construction.
  • DO NOT USE for records pertaining to activities carried out in or on a building or structure, unless the building and the activity are directly related (e.g. hotels).
4441 0
Business and Commerce
  • Includes: commercial activity involving exchange of commodities or services; retail and service businesses; banking; business owners and operators; business-related associations and chambers of commerce.
  • DO NOT USE for not-for-profit enterprises.
1995 0
Children and Youth
  • Records regarding persons aged 20 or younger
  • Records created by children and youth
  • Children and youth issues
  • Activities, organizations, programs, and events devoted to children and/or youth
  • SEE ALSO: Family and Personal Life; Community Life
369 0
  • Individuals (eg. journalists, broadcasters, documentary film makers, commercial photographers)
  • Communication media (eg. newspapers, magazines, newsletters, radio, television, telephone, cable, documentary film, internet)
  • Communication businesses and organizations (eg. advertising, printing, publishing, photofinishing)
  • Symbols, logos, and flags
  • Professional organizations related to communications
108 0
Community Life
  • Municipalities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods, religious and cultural groups, camps, schools, etc.
  • Community activities and events
  • Groups working for the development or maintenance of events, services and facilities for the community and its promotion
  • Community support and charitable organizations
  • Community booster and event promotion agencies
  • Fraternal organizations
  • SEE ALSO: Family and Personal Life; Events and Celebrations
2018 0
Cultural Groups
  • Includes: individuals and groups working towards preservation of a cultural group or community; activities and events promoting the life and values of cultural groups; initiatives and legislation that promote the existence and participation of diverse ethnic, racial, religious or social groups with the larger community.
116 0
  • Activities and structures relating to educational activities
  • Individual teachers and educators
  • Students of all ages
  • Public schools, private schools, and agencies offering training or education
  • Vocational training and continuing education
  • Regulatory and support organizations for education
  • Professional organizations relating to education
1812 0
  • Includes: environmental issues; nature, wilderness and scenery; climate and weather; environmentalists; environmental organizations and businesses; parks and natural areas; wildlife management; habitat and species protection/recovery; conservation activities.
4533 0
Events and Celebrations
  • Specific cultural, arts, political, sports, holiday and community events
  • Personal events
  • Organizations, public agencies and businesses dedicated to planning for events
  • Examples: centennials, parades, festivals, fairs, exhibitions, concerts, ceremonies, parties, royal visits, campaigns, weddings, funerals, baptisms, protests and demonstrations
1346 0
Exploration, Discovery and Travel
  • Travel or exploration for personal, geographical, scientific or mapping reasons
  • Expeditions, exploration, adventure, prospecting, guiding
  • Individuals and groups involved in exploration or travel (eg. explorers, adventurers, prospectors, guides, outfitters)
  • Expedition planning, reports and accounts
  • Personal travels for discovery and education (eg. travel diaries)
  • Early contact with First Nations
  • SEE ALSO: Land, Settlement and Immigration
1208 0
Family and Personal Life
  • Individuals of all ages and families
  • Friendships, personal relationships, home life
  • Generational and genealogical records
  • Sexuality
  • Support and charitable organizations for the private lives of families and individuals
  • SEE ALSO: Community Life; Children and Youth; Women
770 0
First Nations
  • Individuals and communities of native ancestry
  • North American indigenous peoples, Metis and Inuit
  • Records pertaining to and created by First Nations individuals, families, bands, agencies
  • Government agencies and treaties
  • First Nations organizations and businesses
  • First Nations schools and education
  • Issues pertaining to First Nations peoples or history
1320 0
Geographic Features
  • Includes both natural and artificial features
  • Physical landscape, built landscape
  • Urban and industrial landscapes
  • Topography
  • Site plans
  • Boundaries, districts, reserves, parks, sanctuaries, towns, etc.
  • NOTE: Mainly but not exclusively pertaining to photographic and cartographic records
  • SEE ALSO: Land, Settlement and Immigration
4134 0
  • Local, municipal, regional, provincial, federal, jurisdictional governments
  • Officials (eg. mayors, premiers, MLAs, ministers, civil servants)
  • Districts (hospital, improvement, land) and boards (school, health, library, police, etc)
  • First nations and tribal governments
  • Support organizations (eg. municipal associations)
  • Organizations in direct response to government (eg. ratepayers associations)
  • Protest against government
  • Taxes
868 0
Health and Social Services
  • Activities and systems for maintaining individual and community health and wellness that are provided by public, private or community agencies or individuals
  • Medical services, hospitals, and clinics
  • Social programs and services (eg. youth, seniors, mental illness, maternity, counseling, support)
  • Fire and emergency services, disaster relief
  • Protective services and emergency support (eg. community watch)--NOT police
  • Safety and community health programs and training
  • Individuals (eg. doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, counselors, clinicians)
  • Health and wellness services offered by charitable groups (eg. meditation, retreats)
  • Businesses, professional and support organizations related to health and social services
455 0
  • Resource industries (eg. mining, forestry, fishing, etc.)
  • Resource industry cooperatives
  • Processing, packing and shipping industries
  • Construction, ship building
  • Salvage companies and operations
  • SEE ALSO: Agriculture; Business and Commerce; Transportation and Utilities
1973 1
  • Labour and union organizations
  • Professional associations with labour focus (eg. teachers, nurses)
  • Arbitration boards
  • Individuals
  • Events (eg. strikes)
  • Union-associated social groups
454 0
Land, Settlement and Immigration
  • Claiming, settling, and moving to a new land
  • Land titles, distribution, grants, etc.
  • Community and regional settlement patterns
  • Land settlement companies
  • Land surveys and surveyors
  • Real estate companies and activities
  • Organizations involved in sponsoring and supporting immigrants
1375 0
Law and Justice
  • Activities and structures for the administration of law and justice
  • Law enforcement (eg. police forces, RCMP, coast guard)
  • Courts, prisons, remand centres
  • Litigation, arbitration, mediation, restorative justice, reconciliation, settlements
  • Administrative and support organizations (eg. police boards)
  • Community service programs
  • Legislation
  • Individuals (eg. lawyers, judges, police officers, bylaw officers, criminals)
  • Professional organizations related to law and justice
182 0
  • Military service, training and activities
  • Military institutions, bases, and sites
  • Individuals and organizations (eg. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets)
  • Military vehicles and ships
  • Equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts
  • Legislation
276 0
Natural Resources
  • Land, water, minerals, forests, fisheries, soil, oil, and gas
  • Energy (eg. hydroelectric, thermal, solar)
  • Game management
  • Individuals, industries, and businesses related to natural resources
  • Regulatory and professional organizations
  • SEE ALSO: Business and Commerce; Environment; Industries; Land, Settlement and Immigration
6040 2
  • Clubs, societies, and associations of all types, except official government functions
  • Organizations (eg. agricultural, business, charitable, community, cultural, ethnic, fraternal, labour, military, political, professional, recreational, social, sports)
  • Clarify using a second heading where possible
175 0
  • Individuals (politicans, campaigners, party members)
  • Political parties, campaigns and organizations
  • Political theory and study
831 0
  • Personal, institutional and organizational relationships between humans and what they regard as holy, sacred or divine
  • Churches and denominations
  • Religious orders, groups, and organizations
  • Non-traditional religious groups and organizations (eg. cults)
  • Individuals (ministers, missionaries, members of religious orders, etc.)
  • Schools, charities, missions, and hospitals run by religious groups
  • Religious theory and study
139 0
Science and Technology
  • Study and application of science
  • Scientists, researchers, etc.
  • Research, research foundations, and institutes
  • Technology schools or programs
  • Clubs, user groups, and professional organizations related to science and technology
2347 0
Sports, Recreation and Leisure
  • Physical activity, occupations or amusements for the purpose of wellness, socializing, relaxation, entertainment or competition
  • Sports, outdoor recreation, hobbies, games, travel, etc.
  • Individuals, organizations, clubs
  • Professional and amateur competitors/teams
  • Education and training related to sports, recreation and leisure
  • Businesses related to sports, recreation and leisure
1110 0
Transportation and Utilities
  • Act of means of transporting from one place to another
  • Act of means of providing water, power, sewage, etc. to communities
  • Facilities and infrastructures (eg. harbours, highways, airports, hydroelectric projects)
  • Vehicles, rolling stock, aircraft, equipment, ships and boats, ferries
  • Accidents (eg. highway crashes, derailments, air crashes, ship wrecks)
  • Rescue services (eg. towing, coast guard)
  • Businesses and corporations (eg. motor associations)
  • Professional organizations and unions
  • SEE ALSO: Agriculture; Business and Commerce; Industries; Military
4832 0
  • History, social, political and cultural situation of women
  • Women's issues
  • Individuals
  • Clubs, societies, and organizations
  • Women-only facilities and activities
  • Records created by women
1854 0