“Canada is our library from Coast to Coast to Coast”
- LAC Foundation
About the LAC Foundation
We are an independent non-governmental registered charity that supports Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in its mission to collect, preserve, and make it easier to access and share the stories, memories and knowledge that foster the sense, meaning and identity of Canada as it has evolved throughout our shared history.
Our mission is to support LAC as it preserves, protects and enhances the treasures of Canada’s heritage it houses and to ensure that LAC’s collection is as accessible as possible to Canadians across our country and to those wishing to gain greater appreciation of our heritage around the world.
The Foundation will highlight LAC’s collection and position LAC as a vibrant institution in our domestic and international cultural ecosystem. The Foundation will focus on sharing the treasures of our past, and making history accessible, thereby fostering innovation now and in the future and instilling inspiration to spark creation.
The Foundation will focus on raising funds to support national, regional, and international, programming and partnerships, to grow and preserve the collection, and to promote LAC in support of its Mission.
The concept of “Canada is our Library from Coast to Coast to Coast” will be a guide to strengthen the network of libraries and archives across Canada, and to ensure greater collaboration through regional and national programs.
Our goal is to enhance the visibility of LAC and to position it as a creative force in our cultural ecosystem– to share knowledge of our past, and make our history more accessible, helping to inspire innovation and creation through its national and regional programs.