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News tagged: Advocacy

Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) launches Advocacy Toolkit for Libraries

This toolkit is intended to reflect and be useful to all types of libraries in the province, and anyone is welcome to use, customize, or distribute these resources!

News July 3, 2024 


CFLA Releases Position Statement on the Status of School Libraries in Canada

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) believes that every child in Canada deserves access to an excellent, professionally staffed, and fully-funded school library.

News May 9, 2024 


La FCAB publie un énoncé de position sur la situation des bibliothèques scolaires au Canada

La Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (FCAB) croit que chaque enfant au Canada mérite d’avoir accès à une excellente bibliothèque scolaire, entièrement financée et dotée d’un personnel professionnel.

News May 9, 2024 


Library Association of Alberta Releases Statement in Response to Proposed “Parental Rights” Legislation

The Library Association of Alberta (LAA) released a statement opposing proposed legislation that would censor information resources, curriculum, or programs addressing sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity or LGBTQIA2+ existences and experiences.

News February 23, 2024 


CFLA Releases 2023-2027 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan outlines three goals: (1) Amplify the Voice of Canadian Libraries, (2) Represent Canadian Libraries in the National Policy Agenda; and (3) Grow CFLA as a Sustainable Organization.

News February 16, 2024 


Ontario 2024 Pre-Budget Consultations and Public Libraries

“Ontario public libraries are vital public resources, and I’m here today to speak to our three key priorities our organizations are bringing forward…: the Ontario digital library; funding for First Nations public libraries; and we are requesting an increase to the Ontario public library grant.”

News January 16, 2024 


Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2024 Pre-Budget Consultations

Library and GLAM sector organizations call for federal support for access to e-content, infrastructure, accessible reading material, funding for Library and Archives Canada, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News November 26, 2023 


Ontario Library Association (OLA) Releases Statement on School Boards Banning & Restricting Books

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is deeply concerned by the growing number of attempts to restrict access to books by some school boards.

News November 14, 2023 


CFLA Op-Ed: Don’t Blame Copyright for Declining Revenue. It Won’t Help Authors

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations this week released an opinion piece calling out author organizations and copyright collectives for their “long and misdirected campaign against educators and their libraries” and calling on them to focus on “the real and systemic funding problems their members are facing.”

News August 15, 2023 


Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2023 Pre-Budget Consultations

Library and GLAM sector organizations call for federal support for access to e-content, municipal funding, accessible reading material, funding for Library and Archives Canada, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News January 30, 2023