Library Day in Your Riding: Engaging Your MPP

Library Day in Your Riding: Engaging Your MPP

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
One-hour webinar


Why? Building on the success of Library Day at Queen's Park, we are looking for representatives from the library sector to meet with their local Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP) between now and February 20th (when MPP’s return to Queen’s Park). These meetings are critical for building and maintaining momentum in support of our Budget submission and ask for increased funding for public, school and First Nations libraries across Ontario.

Our goal is to have a clear and unified message on the necessity of increased support for libraries, while providing important local context for MPPs as to what this increased support (or lack thereof) will means for their communities and schools.

Hosted by OLA, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) and Counsel Public Affairs,
this important session will help OLA and FOPL members prepare for meetings with their local MPP. In this session, presenters will go over tips and resources to help you effectively:
1. Educate MPPs about the importance of libraries for education, poverty reduction and community economic development, and
2. Inform MPPs about the need for new funding for libraries in Ontario to seek support and input. This will include a review of the joint OLA/FOPL Pre-Budget submission that contains the budget recommendations and rationale. 

Your participation in this session, and in meeting with your local MPPs across the province, will make a key contribution to our efforts. We appreciate your time and look forward to you joining us.

Presenters: Shelagh Paterson (OLA), Stephen Abram (FOPL), Devan Sommerville (Counsel Public Affairs) and Caroline Pinto (Counsel Public Affairs)

16/01/2018 - 16/01/2018

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