About Us

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is governed by a 23-member Board made up of representatives from the following caucuses:

  • First Nations Caucus – 2 members
  • Francophone Caucus – 2 members
  • Large Urban Caucus – 6 members
  • Northern Caucus – 2 members
  • Rural Caucus – 2 members
  • Small / Medium Caucus – 4 members
  • Toronto (no caucus required) – 4 members

The CEO of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries sits on the board as a non-voting member.

Each caucus is responsible for electing representatives to the Board for a 3-year term of office.  Of the first Federation Board members, a third took 1-year terms of office, and a second third took 2-year terms of office in order to ensure continuity for the Federation.  Once elected, Board members are expected to act in the interests of members as a whole.

The Board meets every two months to discuss the business of the Federation.  The Annual General Meeting is held during the Ontario Library Association Superconference in Toronto.

Accomplishments

Click on one of the dates below to read a concise summary of our accomplishments in each year.

Registration Costs

Members or Associate Members who are up to date on their membership fees are, among other privileges, able to vote at the Annual General Meeting. The fee schedule is based on the municipal population served, according to 2011 Census data:

Population Served Annual Fee
Under 5,000 $50
5,001 – 15,000 $100
15,001 – 30,000 $750
30,001 – 50,000 $1,500
50,001 – 100,000 $3,000
100,001 – 350,000 $5,000
350,001 + $7,500
Associates $500