Budget and Funding Announcement

Bookmark this page for information on new budget announcements. Current OLA members will receive updates on budget announcements in their inbox.

Understanding Ontario's provincial budget: Ontario's provincial budget is is typically released annually in April. The government's financial cycle ends March 31 and restarts on April 1.  For more information and to see the current provincial budget, visit the Ontario government website.

Understanding Canada's federal budget: Federal budgets have a lesser impact on Ontario's libraries, and are presented annually in February or March. For more information, visit the Canadian government website.

2019 Ontario Budget

The Ontario Budget was released on April 11th, 2019.

The Ontario Library Association, with the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) has submitted recommendations as part of the Ontario’s 2019 Pre-Budget consultation process. This recommendation re-iterates our recommendation to increase annual provincial base funding for Ontario’s public libraries, which has been frozen for more than 20 years.

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2019 Federal Budget Announcement

The 2019 Federal Budget was announced on March 19, 2019. It includes new funding for the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to make new accessible reading materials available via public libraries across the Country.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) submitted a 2019 pre-budget brief with recommendations for the Library Sector. 

Past Budget Announcements

Ontario 2018 Budget

Federal 2018 Budget