The mission of VRA Canada* is to promote awareness of the vital role played by visual resources in all sectors of the information economy in Canada, to identify new opportunities as well as issues of mutual concern in a dynamic environment, and to provide a forum for collegial discussion about topics of mutual interest to members.  Share your insights and concerns with colleagues: Attend one of the Chapter’s biannual meetings; Post to the Forum; Join the Facebook Group; Subscribe to the VRA-Canada listserv.

Officers and Contact:

Chair (2010)
Rebecca Young
NSCAD University

Secretary (2010)
Lesley Bell
Brock University

Treasurer (2010)
Eric Schwab
Toronto Reference Library

Canada Bylaws and Canada Minutes and Reports

Future Meetings/Previous Meetings:


To become an annual individual member of VRA Canada: Membership is open to any VRA member in good standing, including those outside the Canada area. If you need to become a VRA member join here! To join please send a cheque for $15.00 CAD made out to the “Visual Resources Association Canada Chapter,” and mail to:

Eric Schwab
Treasurer, VRA Canada
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

VRA Canada includes representation from the following institutions:
Alberta College of Art and Design
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
York University, Toronto, Ontario

*VRA Canada is the first VRA Chapter to exist outside the United States and was approved by the VRA Executive Board on November 29th, 2007.