On June 11 and 12, Carole Brouillette attended the ARMA Canada Annual Leadership Meeting in Halifax, an event bringing together managers from the organization’s provincial chapters. This year’s workshops addressed the immediate future of ARMA Canada, particularly the changes in store and how the company intends to continue meeting the needs of its community. Other topics included the ARMA International/ARMA Canada dynamic, membership growth strategies and the consolidation of communication tools. Some topics are sure to give rise to more in-depth working sessions throughout 2016–2017. Following the meeting was the ARMA Canada Annual Conference, held from June 13 to 15. The event featured some 60 presentations, culminating in a powerful talk by Barclay Blair. In it, he smashed stereotypes and proposed new approaches, including accepting that information organization was no longer the exclusive domain of humans; that in information management, an imperfect compromise is better doing nothing at all; that the unethical collection of information, while legal in many cases, must be monitored for the risks it entails. Food for thought.

Photo: (left to right) Stéphane Bourbonnière, outgoing President, ARMA Montréal; Robert Baird, CEO, ARMA International; and Carole Brouillette, Board Secretary, ARMA Montréal and President of Infopremium.