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The NADP was found to be highly relevant to the needs of the archival community. For many institutions, it represents the sole opportunity for financial assistance. Should the NADP be discontinued, institutions would likely have difficulties in preserving and making available to Canadians the nation's archival collection. Among archival institutions, there is a strong desire for an increased level of funding. The present level of support provided has not increased with inflation, and does not reflect the increasing financial pressures faced by the archives to preserve access to Canada's documentary heritage, in particular digital records.
The program aligns well with the mandate and Strategic Outcome of LAC. All program objectives correspond to the mandate as described in government documents. The program also demonstrates some alignment with the recent modernization initiative in that it strongly promotes a collaborative approach to addressing the challenges of a changing information environment and recognizes the need to adapt to changes in the way that users interact with archives.
Finally, all roles and responsibilities associated with the management and administration of the NADP are clearly defined, and, for the most part, are well-understood by all stakeholders. Communication between stakeholders is effective, and the support provided to institutions by CCA and Provincial/Territorial councils has been well-received. Some confusion persists as to the role of LAC, with many key informants unsure of its specific role.