Workplace Safety Plan Builder

To help businesses stay on top of health and safety guidance, the province has launched the new Workplace Safety Plan Builder, a free interactive tool making it easier for workplaces to create and update their COVID-19 safety plans. The tool was developed specifically to support small businesses and was designed with their input. The safety plan builder will lead employers through an easy process to create and update an online safety plan that is right for their workplace. It also allows for easy customization. Employers who sign up for updates will be notified when information is changed, allowing them to stay up to date with current guidance and requirements. Having a written safety plan is mandatory for businesses permitted to be open under the Reopening Ontario...

Empowering the Next Generation of Indigenous Female Leaders in Canada

Empowering the Next Generation of Indigenous Female Leaders in Canada October 6th, 2021 11:15am EDT – 1:15pm EDT October 4th  marks the National Day of Action for MMIWG, join the Economic Club of Canada on October 6th, 2021 as they showcase strong Indigenous female-identifying leaders and honor the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, whose lives have been cut short by violence. Gain a deeper understanding of how these Indigenous women are empowering a new generation of leaders. Opening Remarks By: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada delivered by: Krystal Abotossaway, TD Bank   Assembly of First Nations Greeting Delivered By: RoseAnne Archibald, AFN National Chief   Panel Discussion with: Chastity Davis-Alphonse, Indigenous Relations Strategic Advisor Barbara Ward Burkitt, Executive Director, PG Friendship Centre and Chairwoman BC Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women Dr. Lisa Richardson, Indigenous Health Strategy Lead, Women’s College Hospital & Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Moderated by: Jennifer Page, Vice President, Treasury Modelling, TD...

The Ontario Public Library Service Awards

DM Kevin Finnerty at the MHSTCI has advised that they will not hold the Ontario Public Library Service Awards in 2021. Please click the link below for a letter from DM Finnerty: Letter from DM Finnerty re PLSAs_2021-09-09...

StoryWalk Week!

Join the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services and Let’s Move in Libraries for a week-long event celebrating the inspiring work of libraries who spearhead StoryWalk® programs – promoting literacy, reading, health, exercise, and movement in communities and neighborhoods across the United States and the world. Submissions are open now and run through November 8, 2021. We invite submissions of all StoryWalk® programs and variations, including Story Strolls, Story Trails, PoetryWalks: Whatever you call it – if it involves reading materials posted along paths – we want to feature it! To submit your information: https://forms.gle/QytE7g4E1UfWPodH6 The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms....

Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations

The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to inform you that The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.  This assistance will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. Please review the Program Guidelines prior to submitting your application. Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support. For more information and to apply for funding, please visit their...