Elections 2018

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

OLA, with 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 !


Town and City Councils 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 Amaranth
Township of Armour
Town of Bracebridge
Bradford West Gwillimbury
Township of Brock
Caledon Pulbic Library Board
City of Cambridge,
City of Clarence-Rockland
Municipality of Clarington
Collingwood Public Library Board
Township of East Garafraxa
Grand Valley Public Library Board
East Gwillimbury Board
Town of East Gwillimbury
City of Hamilton
Town of Hanover
Hornepayne Public Library
Huntsville Public Library Board
City of Kitchener
Township of Lake of Bays  
Township of Greater Madawaska
Village of Merrickville-Wolford
Town of Milton
Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Town of Niagra on the Lake
Newmarket Public Library Board
Norfolk County Public Library Board
Town of Orangeville
City of Orillia
Town of Pelham
Township of Perry
Town of Petawawa
City of Pickering
City of Port Colborne  
Municipality of Port Hope
Town of Prescott  
Township of Rideau Lakes
Ryerson Township
Schreiber Public Library
Southgate Township
City of Stratford
Toronto Public Library Board
Township of Uxbridge
West Grey Public Library Board
Town of Whitby