CGC: Model of Cooperation
The Genealogy and Family History held its first national consultation workshops in the fall. It was held from November 1 to 3, 2002 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau.
This was a follow up to an invitation issued in 2001 by Messrs. Ian E. Wilson, National Archivist of Canada, and Roch Carrier, National Librarian of Canada, for interested parties to participate in the development of the Centre.
More than 80 representatives of various user groups, as well as potential partners from all parts of Canada, were in attendance. Most of the provincial and territorial archivists were also present, as well as Senator Lorna Milne. The discussions focused on the topic of "Canadian Genealogy Online: Building an Innovative Model of Cooperation."
In connection with this event, the genealogical community from all across Canada was also able to express its views on the discussions by means of an online survey on the questions dealt with in workshops. A total of 2,237 people took part in the online survey between October 30, 2002 and January 27, 2003.