The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario public libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing.

La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme plaidoyeur.



ONLINE COURSE TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY FUNDING

ONLINE COURSE TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY FUNDING Online Course to Build Support for Library Funding Nearly 90% of library funding is dependent on the will of local voters and local politicians. Understanding these power structures is essential so you can help influence these individuals to ensure continued funding for your institution. Learn more about this course and enroll today here. That’s why I developed this twelve-week advanced eCourse, to provide you and your staff with the necessary information to understand these local power structures and get the tools you need to build support for your library. Through my experience at EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only library advocacy Political Action Committee (PAC),  I will share the secrets of major national PACs, campaign consultants, community organizers, and local and presidential campaigns that can help you build relationships to sustain or increase funding for your library. Whether you are a director in a major city or a librarian in a rural town, the theories and best practices taught in this course are scalable and can be implemented to enhance support and increase funding in your area. After completing this course, you will be able to: Identify and build large networks of library activists Help raise money for your institution Encourage community action to increase widespread support for your library. Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive a SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion. This certificate will affirm your status as having completed all the steps of an Advanced eCourse on Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding and will provide proof of your participation that you can add to... read more

Teach children about money

Teach children about money https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/news/canadas-financial-literacy-blog/teach-children-about-money.html Not only is this Teach children about money week, it’s also Canada Education Savings Week.... read more

Public Library Anti-Poverty Strategy: Education Savings Incentives Resource Page

Education Savings Incentives Resource Page The Government also offers additional education savings incentives linked to RESPs, specifically the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant. The Canada Learning Bond provides eligible children from low-income families, born in or after 2004, with up to $2,000 towards their education after high school. The Canada Education Savings Grant is money the Government of Canada provides in addition to personal contributions to a child’s RESP. Financial assistance for older children and students is also available. The Canada Student Loans Program offers repayable loans and non-repayable grants to help Canadians pay for their post-secondary education. Education Savings Week (the third week in November) coincides with: –Financial Literacy Month (November); –National Child Day (November 20th); and Financial Planning Week We are pleased to invite you to the Education Savings Incentives Resource Page. This resource page is designed to bring partners and stakeholders together to help promote the benefits of early savings in Registered Education Savings Plans for the post-secondary education of children. This page also contains the following tools: a presentation deck; a factsheet; posters and infographics; sample news articles; a guide on how to organize a Canada Learning bond sign-up event in your community; as well as space for discussions, photos and blog posts You will also find detailed information on the activities and events planned for Education Savings Week, including the more than 50 Canada Learning Bond sign-up events, planned and organized by our community partners, and taking place from November 19-25. We encourage you to post your own events, photographs, thoughts and ideas, as well as upload any resources and tools... read more