Government Consultations

OLA regular participates in government consultations to ensure that libraries maintain a voice in key provincial discussions. Members and supporters are encouraged to reuse content in out letters as they see fit.

For more information, contact Shelagh Paterson, Executive Director.

Related: See our Resources & Correspondence section (see left navigation) for additional letters to government officials and information you can use when contacting your local MPPs.

Youth Internship Consultation (Innovation, Science and Economic Development)
Young Canadians entering the workforce need access to experience-based work-integrated
learning. Learn more in the included documentation.
Consultation document - Youth Internship Program
Budget Recommendations
Access to information for Ontarians: Leveraging and providing e-resources to all Ontario Students.
This document references our e-resources Information Brief.
Provincial E-Resource Strategy Recommendation
Culture Consultation, 2015 – 2016
FOPL and OLA Response - A joint Ontario Culture Strategy Submission by the OLA and FOPL.

In 2016, the Ontario government launched the OLA Response to draft Culture Strategy​. OLA and its
partnered participated in dialogue around the strategy, and the role of public libraries in supporting
our culture.

Culture Strategy Funding Review Discussion Paper (2017)
by FOPL, OLA, CULC, and ARUPLO, in consultation with SOLS and OSL-N. This paper moves
towards improving the effectiveness of public libraries in the context of the new Ontario Culture

Community Hubs Consultation
FOPL and OLA Submission, 2015
A letter to Karen Pitre, Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs, on the provincial barriers
to successful community hubs. 
Municipal Act Review
OLA response to the Municipal Legislation Review, 2015
OLA's recommendations to the Municipal Act Review Committee in relation to the Public Libraries Act.