Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB)

In January 2015, the Canadian Library Association’s Executive Council initiated a dialogue with colleagues from diverse representative library associations to discuss the future of a unified national voice for Canadian libraries.

The need for work on a new approach has been evident for a number of years. Rather than continuing to try to tweak an increasingly weakening association structure, the library association representatives agreed to work together to contemplate a new way forward for the Canadian library community – one which would leverage the combined membership strength of the many library associations in Canada, would create new opportunities for individuals in the library community to have their voices heard at a national level, and would reinforce collaboration amongst the various library associations rather than compete with them.

OLA was a member of the working group to develop a new national federation of library associations.

May 16, 2016, CFLA-FCAB was incorporated and OLA became a member.

CFLA-FCAB By-Laws
CFLA-FCAB Intake Form (to capture requests and ideas for initiatives that are national/international in scope and impact the Canadian Library Community)

CFLA-FCAB Updates and News

July Update | english (pdf) french (pdf)
May 2016 Update