Elections 2018

The 2018 Elections are Here. Be a Voice for Ontario's Libraries.

OLA, and the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL), has created a toolkit to help you and your library prepare for the 2018 Provincial and Municipal Elections: librariesvote.ca

The 2018 Ontario Provincial (June 7th) and Municipal (October 22nd) elections are a critical opportunity for Ontario's Library sector to engage with candidates to demonstrate the extensive value that today's public, school and First Nations libraries provide in communities large and small across Ontario.

You can help!

  • Meet with candidates!
  • Ask tough questions!
  • Engage your community!

Tips, resources and examples of how your library can engage this election season, available at librariesvote.ca !


  • OLA & FOP's Election Website: Check out OLA and FOPL's 2018 Elections website - librariesvotce.ca - for resources to help you engage this election.
  • Webinar: Grassroots Advocacy 101 with Huw Williams of Impact Public Affairs. 
    Check out this free webinar with slides to help you connect locally with your MPP.
  • OLA Information Briefs: Check out our repository of Information Briefs on specific topics impacting Ontario Libraries.

Town and City Council and Library Boards pass resolution in support of Ontario's Libraries

You can also work with your town and city councils to pass motions in support of OLA and FOPL's joint 2018 Budget Submission! 

So far we have heard motions from:

Ajax Public Library Board,
Township of Amarath,
Township of Armour,
Bradford West Gwillimbury,
Township of Brock,
Caledon Pulbic Library Board,
City of Cambridge,
City of Clarence-Dockland,
Municipality of Clarington,
Collingwood Public Library Board
Township of East Garafraxa,
Grand Valley Public Library Board
City of Hamilton,
Town of Hanover,
Hornepayne Public Library,
Huntsville Public Library Board,
City of Kitchener,
Township of Greater Madawaska
Village of Merrickville-Wolford
Town of Milton
Municipality of Mississippi Mills
Town of Niagra on the Lanke,
Newmarket Public Library Board,
Norfolk County Public Library Board,
Town of Orangeville,​
City of Orillia,
Town of Pelhan,
Township of Perry,
Town of Petawawa
City of Pickering
Municipality of Port Hope
Township of Rideau Lakes
Ryerson Township,
Southgate Township,
City of Stratford,
Toronto Public Library Board,
Township of Uxbridge
West Grey Public Library Board.
West Gwillimbury Board,
Town of Whitby