Why Institutional Repositories?
Depositing your manuscript in an institutional repository presents an alternative option to making your research 'open' to publishing in an open access journal. Just like publishing in an open access journal, publications deposited in institutional repositories are immediately and easily available to the public online. Institutional repositories are crucial for those who would prefer not to publish in OA journals but need to comply to Canada's new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.
Many Canadian institutions have their own institutional repository - check out CARL's comprehensive list to see if your institution does.
List of Adoptive Repositories
What happens if your institution does not have a repository? Luckily, a number of Canadian universities have 'adoptive' repositories - ones that welcome articles from researchers in the province or region if the researcher's home institution does not have its own repository. The following three universities welcome articles from any researcher in Canada.
University of Alberta - Education & Research Archive
University of Calgary - University of Calgary Institutional Repository
University of Toronto - T Space
The following five universities welcome articles from researchers in the local region or province.
University of Victoria - UVicSpace
Simon Fraser University - Summit
University of Manitoba - MSpace
McGill University - eScholarship@McGill
Dalhousie University - DalSpace