LAC Youth Advisory Council kicks off 2019-20 with fascinating projects, stimulating challenges on the agenda

After a very successful pilot year in 2018-19, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has made its Youth Advisory Council (YAC) a permanent body that will guide the organization on how youth view, access and relate to Canada's documentary heritage. The YAC undertook its second year of activities this fall with a renewed membership and commitment to making the organization even more relevant to younger Canadians.

Comprised of young adults aged 19 to 25 years old based in the National Capital Region, the YAC provides its members with an opportunity to connect with fellow change makers and have a say in how the organization does its work. The YAC also discusses a variety of topics such as social media presence, visibility and access to LAC's collections and public programming events. Among the exciting projects the YAC will be focusing on is the landmark facility LAC will be building jointly with the Ottawa Public Library in the heart of Canada's capital.

The members of LAC's YAC for 2019-20 are:

  • Laura Blackmore
  • Jewel Griffith-Jawando
  • Adam Khimji
  • Sali Lafrenie
  • Cameron Lamb
  • Gabrielle Lauzon Lalonde
  • Alexandre Malboeuf
  • Alexandra McGill
  • Erica Morissette
  • Tyler Owens
  • Ariane Paquet-Labelle
  • Bailee Pegden
  • Camille PĂ©let
  • Ryan Prentice
  • Kristina Reed
  • Charmaine Strong
  • Alexi Thibault-Jutras
  • Heather Townsend
  • Hannah Whale
  • Alisha Wilkinson

The YAC meets from September to June each year. For more information, including possible opportunities to be part of the council in the future, consult the YAC homepage or stay tuned to the News section of LAC's website. You can also follow the discussions on Twitter #YACLAC.

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