FOCAL held a SPECIAL MEETING, as directed by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations-Act. The resolution for dissolution of the organization was passed during the meeting of members Oct. 27, 2016.

‚ÄčMotion of dissolution    

Dorothy Macnaughton, President of FOCAL and Shelagh Paterson, Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association, met in April to discuss some options for the future.

Following the decision is to dissolve FOCAL, Shelagh took a proposal for the formation of a new Committee of the OLA to the Ontario Library Association Board for their consideration. The formation of a friends committee was approved in principal at the November board meeting of the Ontario Library Association.

Jami van Haaften and Dorothy Macnaughton continue to take steps necessary to dissolve FOCAL. A draft terms of reference is needed for the new Friends Committee within the Ontario Library Association.