General resources & resources for the private sector
Depending on what type of company you work for, there may be specific legislation and policies that apply to you; look for industry-specific codes and standards to use as a guideline. Here are some general resources that will be helpful for most organizations:
Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles®
The Principles are designed to evaluate the strength of a records management program and help identify areas that need improvement. It is a great tool for measuring the success and progress of your records program, and can be applied in any type of organization.
Other ARMA websites
This website is for the ARMA New Brunswick Chapter specifically, but we are part of the ARMA Canada Region and ARMA International, which both feature their own websites with lots of educational content and resources for information managers. Click on their names above to visit their official websites.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
If you use personal information about clients, customers or other stakeholders for financial purposes in the course of doing business, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act applies to you, unless your province has enacted comparable legislation. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada investigates complaints made under PIPEDA and provides guidance to organizations about compliance and best practices. For more information please visit their website here.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops standards related to a variety of activities, including records management and information security. ISO standards are recognized around the world, and complying with them is a good way to make sure your organization is following best practices. Standards may be ordered from the ISO catalogue online. For more information about ISO, please visit their website.
Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
AIIM is a professional association that is also centred on information management and governance. Although the majority of content provided through AIIM is from a United States perspective, they offer some training opportunities like online courses and webinars as well as articles and subject guides that you may find useful. For more information about AIIM, please visit their website.
This page was last modified on 2 October 2015