Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

This is a reminder to report challenges to library materials or programs to the CFLA-FCAB Challenge Survey found here.  Libraries are encouraged to enter unreported challenges from both earlier years and the present year. 

The purpose of the survey is to gather data about the nature and outcomes of challenges to intellectual freedom initiated in publicly funded Canadian libraries (e.g., public, school, post-secondary, and government).

Please submit one form per challenge incident. 

Your responses will help inform the CFLA-FCAB Intellectual Freedom Committee to develop policy and advocacy work on behalf of the membership and the Canadian public. Equally important, they allow libraries to be aware of trends in their local jurisdictions, provincially and nationally in regard to what specific titles and, more broadly, topics are being challenged.

Results are shared with the Book and Periodical Council [of Canada] and the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. An anonymized version of annual challenges data will be available on the CFLA-FCAB website.

If you have questions about the survey, feel free to contact the chair of the CFLA-FCAB Intellectual Freedom Committee at IFCchair@cfla-fcab.ca