Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) helps Canadians gain a better understanding of who they are. It serves as the continuing memory of the federal government and its institutions and as the guardian of Canada’s distant past and recent history. Discover who we are and what we do.

Discover inspirational figures during Black History Month

Every February, Black History Month is an opportunity to honour the rich history and important Black culture and to recognize the contributions of Black communities to Canadian history.


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Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives

Learn how LAC increases access to Indigenous-related content to preserve Indigenous cultures and languages

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Vision 2030

A strategic plan to 2030

Working at LAC

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