CFLA Invitation to the meeting about NIKLA/ANCLA

From: Anne Carr-Wiggin <> Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:29 PM To: Indigenous Matters Committee <> Subject: Invitation to the meeting about NIKLA/ANCLA Hello everyone, Camille, Feather and I met and have put together a plan for a short planning meeting for the National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance after the IMC Joint Working Group meeting at OLA on January 28th, 3-4:30 pm at Ryerson and via Zoom. This is the invitation in pdf format. Feel free to share, particularly if you know someone who might be willing to play a role in the association! Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will be involved but the association will be Indigenous-led. Camille will put the invitation on the Facebook page and on the NIKLA/ANCLA website so there will be a link to share. All the best, Anne ______________________________________________________ Anne Carr-Wiggin | NEOS Manager | Indigenous Initiatives, University of Alberta Library | 780.492.7907 | Office location: 4-40A Cameron Library Mailing address: 5-07 Cameron Library | Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8 | NEOS Library Consortium | 780.492.0075 | First Nations Information Connection | The University of Alberta is situated on traditional Treaty 6 territory and territory of the Métis peoples. Amiskwacîwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ / Edmonton   National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance invitation... read more

ONN’s Pre-Budget Submission for 2020

ONN’s Pre-Budget Submission for 2020 In the midst of growing and complex socio-economic and environmental challenges like housing affordability, climate emergency, mental health, and the automation of jobs, Ontario’s nonprofits continue to innovate, partner, and create public value. At the same time, they are a pillar of Ontario’s economy, contributing $50 billion to our province’s GDP, through job creation and investments in their local economies. ONN’s 2020 Pre-Budget submission is a proposal for the Ontario government to provide a supportive public policy environment for Ontario’s nonprofits to maximize their social and economic contributions, while playing a bridging role to keep government connected to, and appropriately supporting, the people it serves. Our three recommendations: Continue to tackle red tape that has the nonprofit sector and government spending too much time on paperwork Create a joint government-nonprofit table to consolidate Transfer Payment Agreements (TPA) and further reduce red tape. Proclaim the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) in 2020 to prevent its expiry at the end of this year – and make public the new data from the nonprofit registry. Create an equivalent to the Small Business Access portal for nonprofits so that they can easily access legislation, regulations, and funding opportunities that affect them. Cut red tape for volunteers who need police record checks. Build local prosperity across Ontario through nonprofit social enterprise Develop a made-in-Ontario social enterprise strategy with the nonprofit and co-operative sectors to drive local job creation and to support rural, remote, and urban self-reliance. Require all ministries and the broader public sector (including school boards) to list surplus lands on the Nonprofit Lands Registry as part of the... read more

FOPL Member Advocacy Alert: FOPL OLA 2020 Ontario Budget Submission: “Our ‘ASK'”

Advocacy Alert for FOPL and OLA members to share the budget submission. Here is a link to our Budget ‘ASK” for the 2020 Provincial Budget. We have included a call to action – asking members to meet with their local MPPs to share the OLA/FOPL budget ask. 2020 Budget Submission – FINAL (1) Ontario’s 2020 Budget Consultations Working alongside our partners at  OLA, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL), is once again participating in Ontario’s Pre-Budget consultation process. Both OLA & FOPL, as well as a number of local public libraries, are participating in several ongoing consultations ahead of the budget, which we expect will be tabled in the Spring. We need your help to build broad support for local public libraries, the recommendations OLA & FOPL are bringing forward to this year’s Pre-Budget consultations, and to ensure that local MPPs understand the important contributions you make in their community. Public Libraries OLA and FOPL remain committed to finding opportunities to strengthen provincial investment in local public libraries. Last year’s Ontario Budget maintained significant direct funding support to public libraries at existing levels while reducing funding to Ontario’s library services agencies and their services, including inter-library loan. Since that time, OLA and FOPL have met extensively with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) to discuss the important role that libraries play in local communities across Ontario, and the opportunity and need to help support their ongoing modernization with some additional targeted investments. In addition to our strong recommendation to maintain existing funding for Ontario’s public libraries, OLA & FOPL are recommending further investment that... read more