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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...

FOPL Executive Director-Job Posting

lThe Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is seeking a dynamic, politically astute, Executive Director to lead advocacy, marketing and professional development initiatives for Ontario’s Public and First Nations’ Public Libraries.  If interested in pursuing this impactful and rewarding part-time position, please submit your resume and covering letter to vpl.admin@vaughan.ca by January 29, 2021. ED JD 11’20 Final  ...

Minister MacLeod to Launch Ministry White Paper with a Virtual TownHall for Stakeholders

Tuesday, December 15 Update Minister MacLeod to Launch Ministry White Paper with a Virtual Townhall for Stakeholders Thursday, December 17, 2020 – 10 AM “On Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM, join the Honourable Lisa MacLeod for a virtual stakeholder townhall to launch consultations on a new policy white paper, which will inform a future five-year strategy for the Ministry.” Register for free HERE For any questions or comments, please contact Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, (mlalonde@museumsontario.ca) or by phone at: 416-348-8672 or toll free, 1 866 662 8672. Ontario Museum Association Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Toll-free in ON: 1-866-662-8672 Phone: 416-348-8672 Fax: 416-348-0438 OMA Twitter OMA Facebook OMA Instagram OMA Website Copyright © 2020 Ontario Museum Association, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email as a member, stakeholder or partner of the Ontario Museum Association. Our mailing address is: Ontario Museum Association 50 Baldwin Street Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L4...

ONN-Federal Economic State & 100m Social Impact Fund

View this email in your browser NETWORK NEWS December 10, 2020 This month: Inside ONN Policy Updates Network Updates New video: Nonprofits leading COVID-19 response and recovery efforts As we wrap up 2020, we want to thank all of the nonprofits across Ontario for collaborating and leading COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Let’s recognize the incredible nonprofits in our sector by sharing their stories of adapting, innovating, and supporting communities during the pandemic. Watch the video and recognize a nonprofit on social media using #NFPinnovation. New Report – Recovery through Equality: Developing an Inclusive Action Plan for Women in the Economy In September’s throne speech the federal government proposed a national action plan for women in the economy and a taskforce. We know that for a gender-equitable economic recovery and women’s economic justice to happen, investments need to be made in women-majority sectors, like the nonprofit sector. That’s why we co-authored a new report with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives to highlight what this national action plan for women in the economy should look like. The report outlines two key approaches and recommendations. First, overcome barriers to women’s participation in paid employment and second, create the public infrastructure necessary to spur the creation of decent work and shared prosperity for all. Read the report in French and English. Paid sick days: Let’s get this to the finish line! ONN has identified paid sick days as a key indicator of decent work. More recently, there has been a groundswell of public support for paid sick days. There is a now crucial window of time to push this over the...

Crown Copyright Update

Dear Member Associations – The Copyright Committee of CFLA-FCAB has been busy advocating with our federal government to modernize and improve access to government information.  A recent letter regarding Crown Copyright shared with Cabinet Ministers and MPs (attached) has had a positive response and we are encouraged by the number of follow up conversations we had scheduled as a result of the communique.  We wanted to give you a heads up that next steps for the Committee include communication with provincial governments to inform and gain support.  Member associations will be copied on the relevant letters for their jurisdictions. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.   – Rebecca Raven, Executive Director CFLA – FCAB  http://fopl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/200903-Crown-Copyright-Letter-FR-2-1.pdf...