‘It’s just not legal’: Library board slams Pelham council for filling CEO position

Update: Pelham mayor aiming to ‘increase communication’ with library board https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/news-story/9862540-pelham-mayor-aiming-to-increase-communication-with-library-board/ ‘It’s just not legal’: Library board slams Pelham council for filling CEO position https://www.wellandtribune.ca/news-story/9819257–it-s-just-not-legal-library-board-slams-pelham-council-for-filling-ceo-position/ “A public library board has the power to appoint a CEO, according to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The CEO is a library board employee and not a municipal employee, and should report to the board and not the municipality, it says.” “Stephen Abram, Shelagh Paterson and Anne Marie Madziak were invited by the Pelham Public Library Board to participate in an expert panel at their open Board Meeting with the Pelham Mayor and CAO. Stephan Abram, executive director of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, said municipal councils need to follow all laws in the province. Moving ahead in the direction pitched by Junkin and Pelham council would be a violation of the libraries act, and in turn, the Municipal Act. “It’s just not legal.””          ...

CFLA Invitation to the meeting about NIKLA/ANCLA

From: Anne Carr-Wiggin <anne.carr-wiggin@ualberta.ca> Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:29 PM To: Indigenous Matters Committee <imc-cqa@cfla-fcab.ca> 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 anne.carr-wiggin@ualberta.ca | 780.492.7907 | Office location: 4-40A Cameron Library Mailing address: 5-07 Cameron Library | Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8 | www.library.ualberta.ca NEOS Library Consortium | 780.492.0075 | www.neoslibraries.ca First Nations Information Connection | http://fnic.sirsi.net 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...

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...