Submit Your Ontario Public Library Week Tagline Ideas!

Submit Your Ontario Public Library Week Tagline Ideas! The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is excited to be the provincial coordinator for Ontario Public Library Week. As the coordinator, OLA provides public libraries and public library supporters with various promotional resources for Ontario Public Library Week. This year, Ontario Public Library Week will take place October 18 to October 24, 2020. We want to hear from you! What should the 2020 tagline be? For the past four years, the OPLW tagline has been “A Visit Will Get You Thinking.” This year, we’re looking for a new tagline that will capture the value that libraries bring to their communities both in person and at a distance. If we pick you tagline, you will win one [1] free Super Conference 2021 registration. SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS...

Windsor PL Anti-Racism Action Plan

WPL Anti-Racism Action Plan – July 2020 Board Report Windsor Public Library Board Anti-Racism Action Plan Tuesday, July 14, 2020   OBJECTIVES: To provide the WPLB with a framework and action plan to address racism and social inequity.   DEFINITIONS: Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. It is a persistent imbalance in wealth, health care or opportunities.   Structural racism refers to inequalities in society, usually in the form of legislation that excludes particular racial groups from participation i.e. 1885 Chinese Immigration Act.   Systemic racism refers to policies and practices entrenched in organizations, which result in the exclusion or promotion of designated groups i.e. clubs or organizations excluding a particular race from membership or U.S. School segregation. Racial inequality is a persistent imbalance in wealth, health or opportunity particularly between races. Social inequality occurs when resources i.e. government services, are distributed unevenly due to religion, family, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or class. It results in a lack of equality in the labour market or health care and is identified by a lack of freedom of speech, educational opportunities or political representation.   Equitable is defined as fair, impartial or unbiased. Inclusion is the state of being valued, respected and supported while focusing on the needs of individuals to reach their full potential.   BACKGROUND: Windsor’s Ethnic Diversity The 2016 Census  Windsor – Ethnic Origin and Windsor Visible Minorities provide the most recent statistical data on the ethnic origins and visible minorities in Windsor.     Populations Windsor %...

Municipal World Podcast: Increasingly complex challenges as pandemic continues to shift – in this week’s MW Shares COVID-19 recap

July 10, 2020 MW SHARES: MUNICIPAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE  So much to cover!  Jody Johnson, Director of Legal Services for Halton Region, joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner for the Week 17 recap. On the agenda for this episode: the increasingly complex challenges for municipalities as the pandemic continues to shift. Proposed new legislation for Ontario is covered, along with an update on masks across the country. Plus, the ongoing struggle with beaches and some creative ways municipalities like Innisfil and others are coming up with to address the problems – while keeping the beaches...