Youth Advisory Council

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Youth Advisory Council (YAC) guides LAC on how youth view, access and relate to Canada's documentary heritage.

The LAC YAC is made up of 20 youth, aged 19 to 25, living in the National Capital Region (NCR), and carries out its work between September and June.

The YAC discusses a variety of topics related to Canada's documentary heritage and provides feedback to LAC.

Group photo: Youth Advisory Council

Please note that the most recent application period has ended, and meetings for the 2019-20 term began in September 2019. For more information on possible opportunities to be part of the council in the future, consult this page or stay tuned to the News section.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to have an educational background in history, libraries or archives?

    Everyone is welcome to apply regardless of educational background. We are looking to create a council with diverse backgrounds and experiences. YAC members have discussed a lot of different topics like social media, searching the LAC collection online, the visitor experience at our facility at 395 Wellington, Ottawa, LAC's public events, and even YouTube and video games.

  • Do I have to live in the NCR to be a part of the LAC YAC?

    Yes. YAC meetings take place in-person once a month at LAC's facility at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

  • How can I participate in shaping Canada's documentary heritage if I live outside of the NCR?

    If you live outside of the NCR, here are some other ways you can get involved with LAC and help shape Canada's documentary heritage:

    • Transcribe, tag, translate and describe digitized records from our collection using the Co-Lab crowdsourcing tool
    • Follow and chat with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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