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Four Seasons of Reconciliation

Exciting news! First Nations University of Canada and Reconciliation has partnered with the Royal Bank of Canada to offer complimentary access to the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation online course for June, July and August. The self-paced, online program offers 10 modules on truth and reconciliation.  Upon completion of the online course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion issued by the First Nations University of Canada. Seats are limited and first come first serve. The registration link is below. Feel free to forward to others who may be interested. 4 Seasons of Reconciliation offered by RBC (reconciliationeducation.ca)

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Call for Submissions

FOPL will be attending the AMO Conference in Ottawa on August 14th. We will be putting together a video to view at the booth that highlights our libraries across the province. Please submit one or two photos of something your library has done this past year (or two) that reflects your contribution to your communities. Please accompany it with a short sentence or two (30 words) to describe the photo. We would like the councilors, mayors, and representatives at AMO to recognize the libraries in their hometowns and feel connected to those libraries. Some examples include: info from your annual

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Post-Election Advocacy and AMCTO Conference

Premier Ford and the new Executive Council will be sworn in this Friday at 10am. For those interested to watch, the entire thing will be live streamed from the Premier’s official YouTube channel. After the new cabinet is revealed, FOPL will move ahead with sending congratulatory letters to the new (or returning) Ministers of Infrastructure, Heritage Sport Tourism and Culture Industries, and Education. We will work to engage the new Ministers and meet with them in the coming months. Advocacy at the local level should also continue. Send a letter of congratulations to your new or re-elected MPP, a template

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