Youth Advisory Council – Now recruiting across Canada!

Library and Archives Canada is currently looking for dynamic, creative young people aged 19 to 25 from all regions of the country to join its Youth Advisory Council (YAC). For the first time, we are broadening eligibility to include not only candidates in the National Capital Region but also those across the country to ensure a greater representation of youth perspectives from coast to coast to coast. Members will be appointed for a 5-month period from February to June 2021, with the possibility of extending their mandate until June 2022.

Through virtual meetings held on a monthly basis, YAC members will discuss a variety of topics related to Canada's documentary heritage and contribute to LAC management decisions by providing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. Among past topics discussed by the YAC are special events, social media, podcasts, crowdsourcing, physical facilities, public programming, and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates do not need to have a background in the history, library or archival fields to apply. In fact, we are looking to create a council made up of young Canadians from diverse backgrounds and life experiences who are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

To learn more about eligibility criteria and to apply for this volunteer opportunity, please visit www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/youth. The call for applications will be open until November 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email us at bac.jeunesse-youth.lac@canada.ca.


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