Government Recordkeeping

Our Mandate

Under The Archives and Recordkeeping Act, the Archives of Manitoba provides records management and archival programs and services to the government of Manitoba, the Courts and the Legislature.

It also provides records management advice and archival services to municipalities and local public authorities.

Our Mission

The central agency responsible for promoting good recordkeeping in government is the Government Records Office. In partnership with Manitoba government departments and agencies, the Courts and the Legislature, GRO aims to ensure that full and reliable records are created and managed:

  • to support the day-to-day activities of government,
  • to provide evidence of government's actions, and
  • to enable the preservation and use of records of continuing value to future generations.

What We Do

  • Advise government on recordkeeping standards and best practices.
  • Provide advice and consultation on specific records issues and government initiatives.
  • Design and oversee records scheduling procedures and advise on records retention.
  • Identify records of continuing (archival) value to government and society, for permanent preservation by the Archives.
  • Operate the Government Records Centre facility, which provides semi-active records storage and retrieval, and oversees controlled destruction of records following scheduled retention periods.
  • Maintain information about records and records management activities across government.