By-Laws & Policies


The FOPL’s By-Laws have been reviewed by the Policy & By-Law Review Project Team in 2021. The reviewed bylaws were then presented to and approved by the membership at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Below are the current By-Laws, as approved by the membership.

FOPL By-Law Approved 2022 AGM


The FOPL Policies were reviewed in Summer 2021 by the Policy and By-Law Review Project Team. The By-Law review included several recommended changes which will be addressed at the next AGM. All policies were sunset on September 27, 2021 and a new streamlined policy program was developed.  The following is a comprehensive list of the current FOPL Policies:

FOPL Statements of Commitment

FOPL Position Statement on UNDRIP (2007)

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) acknowledges the history of oppression and atrocities the Canadian, provincial and territorial governments have committed against the Indigenous Peoples of what we now call Canada. We also acknowledge the importance of the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), as well as the fact that Canada did not move to endorse UNDRIP until 2016. As a federation of public libraries, we see the importance of UNDRIP to the work that we do as knowledge specialists and are able to provide content and activities across the 46 Articles of this human rights document pertinent to Indigenous Peoples and Canadians in general.