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Canadian Public Libraries and the Digital Literacy Exchange Program

February 24, 2018

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) is submitting a national application for Canada’s public libraries to the Government of Canada’s recently announced Digital Literacy Exchange program and is inviting Canadian public libraries to express their interest in being part of the national strategy.

* Libraries do not need to be CULC members to participate.

CULC/CBUC To Lead A National Application To Digital Literacy Exchange

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des bibliothèques urbaines du Canada ( is submitting a national strategy as an application for public libraries for the recently announced Digital Literacy Exchange program. It will be a partner-based application that will work with library organizations that can ensure all libraries, regardless of whether they are CULC/CBUC members or not, have access to this program.

The purpose of the program is to support the development and delivery of fundamental digital literacy skills training to Canadians who would benefit from increased participation in the digital economy. This is work that public libraries are doing every single day in every part of Canada. Funding under this program can expand that work and ensure no Canadian is left out of the digital economy for lack of fundamental skills.

The program is here:

If you are interested in being included in the application as a supporter (ideally organizations that represent multiple public library groups) please submit information here:

By committing to this single application for public libraries in no way is a guarantee that funding will be awarded now or in the future. It is an effort to demonstrate a united public library community for the DLE program.

(Via Pam Ryan and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council)


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