Archives Mandate

The Archives identifies, acquires, preserves, and provides access to archival material in the form of civic and private records documenting the history and governance of the City of Victoria and its community.

The Archives ensures the preservation and accessibility of the City's archival records: those civic records identified for long-term retention through the archival and records management process. The Archives is the official repository for all inactive civic records of enduring administrative, legal, fiscal, or historical value to the City.

In addition, the Archives promotes awareness and appreciation of the heritage of the City of Victoria and its community through the acquisition and presentation of archival records and cooperation with other heritage organizations and archival institutions.

The Archives also provides services to ensure proper management and control of all civic records, in all formats and media, from their creation to final disposition as required by federal and provincial legislation and City bylaws, policies, and procedures.