Attached is a link to FOPL/OLA’s written policy paper submitted jointly to the Canadian Heritage Roundtables.

We are seeking the Canadian government’s support on key priority recommendations, which will ensure that libraries can continue to adapt and perform their critical role during the disruption of the pandemic and beyond.

As a result of this submission we will take part in a roundtable discussion with the Honourable Steven Guilbeaut, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dubrasin to discuss a recovery plan for the library and archives sector. It will illustrate the importance of the work of libraries and archives across Canada and discuss the issues being faced currently and reflect on sustainable solutions.

You can read it here:

http://fopl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-11-25-OLA-and-FOPL-CANADIAN-HERITAGE-ROUNDTABLES-WRITTEN-POLICY-SUBMISSION-2-1.pdf