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CFLA Releases Federal Election 2021 Information Package

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), in partnership with their government relations firm (Impact Public Affairs), has released several elections-related documents, including overviews of the major party platforms, summaries of the English and French language debates, and a one-pager of key library issues.

News September 16, 2021 

Elections Toolkit for Accessible Book Funding in Canada

NNELS and CELA have released a federal elections toolkit to help supporters connect with and educate candidates about accessible reading.

News September 8, 2021 

Library Community Submissions to 2022 Pre-Budget Consultations

National library organizations call for federal support for access to e-content, funding for Library and Archives Canada, library support for vulnerable populations, open educational resources, and accessible reading material.

News August 12, 2021 

Survey for Library Staff on Accessibility in Canadian Public Libraries

This survey is part of a collaborative project, funded by the Government of Canada, co-led by NNELS and CELA, in partnership with eBOUND, to create a consolidated nation-wide Library Resource Centre (website) focusing on awareness and training for library staff on understanding the importance of accessibility in public libraries.

News May 26, 2021 

Highlights from Budget 2021

Highlights of interest to the Canadian library and information management community

Blog April 19, 2021 

Update to Planned Reduction to Federal Funding for Accesible Reading Materials; NNELS, CELA Response

The federal government yesterday announced a change to the planned reduction in funding to NNELS and CELA for accessible reading materials.

News March 17, 2021 

Advocating for Continued Funding for Accessible Reading Materials

CELA and NNELS are campaigning to maintain federal funding for their programs to create and distribute accessible reading materials to Canadians.

Blog March 15, 2021 

CELA, Penguin Random House Canada Improve Access to Canadian Publications

Penguin Random House Canada is providing its entire collection of Canadian-published titles with Canadian audio rights to CELA.

News January 19, 2021 

Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

Library and GLAM sector organizations call for federal support for broadband connectivity, access to e-content, municipal funding, library support for vulnerable populations, accessible reading material, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News January 4, 2021 

NNELS Receives Federal Funding to Improve Equity in Access and Services for Canadian Readers With Disabilities

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) last week announced the receipt of funding of $1 million from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component …

News December 10, 2020