Girls Who Code-Free Virtual Summer Immersion Program

  I hope you and your community are doing well! At Girls Who Code, we appreciate your patience and support as we’ve been working to offer new opportunities for your students to participate in our programming. We’re excited to announce that Girls Who Code is now accepting applications for our free virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP)! The Virtual Summer Immersion Program is a 2-week virtual introductory computer science course for girls and non-binary students ages 15-18 years old. Encourage students ages 15-18 to apply! As a Community Partner, we want to make sure your students have all the support they need to apply. You can find more outreach materials like logos and social media blurbs to let your students know about the program in our Summer Immersion Program Outreach Toolkit. To get started, can you please share the language below and infographic attached with your students? Join the  Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! Girls and non-binary students ages 15-18 are eligible to apply. During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you’ll: Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills to make an impact on what matters to you. Not a coder yet? No problem! Get an inside look into the tech field Join a sisterhood of supportive peers around the world and make lifelong friendships! Apply here today! Applications are considered on a rolling basis but seats are filling up fast! Check out our SIP webinar or program flyer to learn more! Do you have any questions about sharing the information with your students? I look forward to working with you!...

Stats Canada-Cencus Outreach

Hello, As you may already know,  the next census will take place in May 2021. Census information is important to all communities and is vital for planning schools, daycare, family services, public transportation, and skills training for employment. I am writing this to seek your support in our campaign to increase awareness of the census among members and clients of your organization. Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to assist in census data collection activities. We would like to work with you and your organization to ensure that your members and clients are aware of these job opportunities. If you know of anyone who may be interested in gaining professional, marketable experience working for Statistics Canada, please spread the word about these opportunities.  To learn more and to apply, please visit www.census.gc.ca/jobs. Additionally, your support in encouraging members of your network to complete the census will have a direct impact on gathering the data needed to plan, develop, and evaluate relevant programs and services. To make the most of the months leading up to the census, I suggest consulting the Community Supporter Toolkit, currently available on the census website. It contains easy-to-use resources to help you to promote census jobs and encourage others to complete the questionnaire. The toolkit includes various products, including social media content, web images, posters, articles and newsletters that you can use on your website, or to spread the word to your professional networks. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support of the 2021 Census. Sincerely, Jane Wang Communications Officer Census Communications – Ontario...

Second Notice of FOPL Annual General Meeting- Monday, February 1, 2021- 3:00 pm

NOTICE: Issued Jan. 19, 2021 Please send in your voting proxy forms 2021_FOPL_PROXY-revised ASAP if you’re unable to attend the 2021 AGM being held virtually on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm, as we need to ensure that we have quorum. Full Board documents will be made available in the members’ login section shortly to view and download. http:fopl.ca/Board & Committees/Board of Director’s...

FOPL Remembers Linda Mackenzie

Toronto Public Library shared this obituary for Linda Mackenzie. Linda passed away last Thursday after an extended illness. Linda was TPL’s Director Research & Reference Libraries from 1998-2016 when she retired. As a member of the senior management team, Linda’s leadership supported the transformation of Toronto Public Library during its early post-amalgamation years and beyond. Linda was a passionate public library advocate who led many provincial and national initiatives. Linda was a founding member of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. link to Linda’s obituary: https://dixongarland.com/tribute/details/25638/Linda-Mackenzie/obituary.html#tribute-start...