Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Info Series

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is pleased to announce a new annual Info Series. The info series will be comprised of four webinars which are free for our members that focus on furthering advocacy efforts of libraries across the province. 

For more information on each session and for registration, please visit FOPL’s Upcoming Events webpage.

Learn how to incorporate Truth and Reconciliation into your libraries and build partnerships with First Nations Public Libraries.

This information session discusses:

  • How FOPL is addressing Truth and Reconciliation within its own organization and how it is promoted through our member services.
  • Implementing Truth and Reconciliation within your libraries as an important first step towards building supportive partnerships with First Nations Public Libraries and Indigenous peoples within your communities.
  • What support through partnership looks like; it varies! It is entirely dependent on the needs of a library and your resources at hand:
    • At the administrative level, between CEOs
    • Through reciprocal programs and collections
    • Via formal partnerships that can include sharing staff and other resources

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Sabrina Redwing Saunders, CEO, Blue Mountains Public Library
  • Feather Maracle, CEO, Six Nations Public Library
  • Karen Foster, former CEO, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nations Public Library

Hosted by: Dina Stevens, Executive Director, FOPL

This live event took place on September 14, 2022. Recording coming soon…

Claiming development charges from your municipality can be tricky. Learn about the process from start to finish.

This information session will discuss:

  • Libraries are entitled to municipal development charges however, these are not automatically allocated. This information session will discuss;
    • An overview of development charges
    • the Development Charges Act
    • framework for “growth-related” capital
    • Eligible capital costs
    • The development charges cycle within a municipality
    • Background study process
    • Ensure your library is part of the process; get those DCs!
    • preparing for a study
    • case studies from member libraries

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Sabrina Redwing Saunders, CEO, Blue Mountains Public Library
  • TBD

Hosted by: Dina Stevens, Executive Director, FOPL

This event takes place on October 12, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Register Here