ONN: What the Ontario government budget estimates mean for the sector

The Ontario government released the 2019 Budget on April 11, its first since taking office last June. On May 9, it released the 2019 Expenditure Estimates. Here are ONN’s perspective and views from the nonprofit sector. Provincial Budget Read the Ontario 2019 Expenditure Estimates here Read the Ontario 2019 Budget here Read more about Bill 100, the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget implementation bill)...

Help Inform the Next Occupational Health and Safety Strategy

Help Inform the Next Occupational Health and Safety Strategy The team at the MOL Strategy and Integration Branch are working on consultations for the next Occupational Health and Safety Strategy. This includes an open survey on Ontario.ca, which is posted here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-ontarios-next-occupational-health-and-safety-strategy . As of now, the survey is open until May 15th.   We would appreciate it if you would share the link to the survey with your contacts as all of us within the system are looking to get the word out to increase the uptake of the survey.   Thanks, in advance, for your assistance. Perhaps you can send it to your members before it closes next week?   Let me know if you need anything or if you have questions. As a Voting Member, you will also be receiving our AGM invite soon for September.   Thanks Joanne Joanne Clark  Director Corporate & Customer Marketing –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Public Services Health & Safety Association Mobile:  416-606-9026 Email:    jclark@pshsa.ca –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– View Upcoming Training: pshsa.ca/training  ...

REMINDER – RAPPEL : Call for Interest — Appel d’intérêt : Open Government Global Summit — Sommet mondial pour un gouvernement ouvert

REMINDER – RAPPEL : Call for Interest — Appel d’intérêt : Open Government Global Summit — Sommet mondial pour un gouvernement ouvert It’s not too late to register to livestream an event. Please see https://ogpsummit.org/en/summit-program/remote-participation/ for more information.   Il n’est pas trop tard pour vous inscrire et diffuser une séance. Veuillez consulter https://ogpsummit.org/fr/programme-sommet/participation-distance/ pour plus d’informations.   ————-   Bilingual message – Message bilingue   Dear CFLA-FCAB Members,   Libraries and library organizations have long advocated for the value of open access to government information and publicly funded research. Providing open access to these resources strengthens society by providing transparency to citizens and allows for greater engagement in government actions.   In 2012, the Government of Canada became a member of the Open Government Partnership and has since developed two consecutive 3-year action plans to help Canada measure success in meeting its open government goals.   This year, Canada will be hosting Open Government Partnership Global Summit which brings together representatives to all partner states to meet and share information, experiences, solutions, and more.  Participation in person is limited and so the Committee is seeking institutions and organization who are interested in hosting viewing sessions of the summit across the country.   This is an excellent opportunity for libraries to become involved and support greater public participation in this summit. We are looking for libraries that would be willing to participate in this manner.   I would like to ask you to please share this invitation with your members and I invite anyone who is interested in participating to please contact me at kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca.   Thank you.      Invitation to host a...

CBC: Meals, medical aid and more: The evolving role of public libraries and what they stand to lose

Meals, medical aid and more: The evolving role of public libraries and what they stand to lose ‘We’re now becoming multiple-use community hubs that are being driven by a community’s needs,’: John Pateman https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/meals-medical-aid-and-more-the-evolving-role-of-public-libraries-and-what-they-stand-to-lose-1.5114987 April 29 Cutting library funding can ‘damage the social infrastructure of a community,’ warns John Pateman, CEO and chief librarian of the Thunder Bay Public Library. (Thunder Bay Public Library)...

CFLA OLA Digital Skills for Youth Internship

Message en français suit ci-dessous Call For Applications April 2019 – DS4Y Cohort 2 The Ontario Library Association will be administering the new Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program for publicly-funded libraries and not-for-profit library organizations that support publicly-funded libraries across Canada. General Information – ISED’s Digital Skills for Youth Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) connects underemployed recent post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations where they can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment. The DS4Y program will combine valuable work experience and training related to digital skills for underemployed recent post-secondary graduates so that they can successfully transition to the labour market. The DS4Y will enable organizations to provide youth with skills development opportunities and work experience that will facilitate transition to the labour market. Internships will allow youth to acquire technical and soft skills using digital technologies and will support a range of organizations that are looking to engage in online activities. This program is on a matching basis thereby leveraging the employers’ contribution to youth salaries and benefits ensuring that youth are meaningfully engaged and will benefit from their work experience. Intern Hosting Organizations (IHOs) are the workplaces where the Youth Intern will be trained, supervised, and where they will undertake their work. At this time the Ontario Library Association is mandated by their contract with ISED to only work with publicly-funded libraries in Canada or organizations that support those libraries. Career Focus positions for 900 hours at a minimum of $23 an hour. Youth must be focussed on an IT project (or projects). Program Objective The Government of Canada has developed DS4Y...