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OLA Annual Campaign - 2021-22: OLA General Fund

Your support is needed now more than ever! Help OLA continue to build community, to provide quality professional development programming, and to support the library sector in Canada.

Each year, OLA fundraises for a specific initiative that supports an aspect of the profession and helps strengthen libraries.

We are asking members and partners to donate to the OLA General Fund. Our goal is $10,000, and with your support we know we can make it!

How will your donation help OLA and the people who work in or for libraries?

Donations to the OLA General Fund will help us continue to support and strengthen the library sector during this challenging time. Here are just some of the ways your contribution will help:

  • Enabling OLA to invest important initiatives such as OLA’s Diversity and Inclusion Training.
  • Adapting our in-person conferences and educational offerings to be delivered in a virtual, interactive format.
  • Aid OLA members who undertake equity work offering grants up to $2k.
  • Meeting the evolving needs of members, i.e., remote learning.

As a current OLA members, you are already a champion of OLA. Now we are asking you to go further! OLA is 121 years old – we have been through tough times in the past, and it has been the belief in the association by the membership and partners that has ensured the resilience and vitality of the OLA. Your support and your ideas are welcome and appreciated!

There are many ways to give to the OLA General Fund

  • Donate to the OLA General Fund through our website/Canada Helps
  • Organize a fundraiser
  • Help by sharing our social media posts with your social media channels
  • Share your stories about what OLA means to you by using #Now more than ever, we need your support.

OLA is 121 years old – we have been through tough times in the past, and it has been the belief in the association by the membership and partners that has ensured the resilience and vitality of the OLA. Your support and your ideas are welcome and appreciated!

How else can you support OLA?

The Library Marketplace is a vibrant online store with an eclectic range of merchandise and books tailored to folks who work in or love libraries. A portion of the revenues support the operation of the OLA – and we have some of the best deals out there!

OLA is a registered charity. If you donate more than $20 today, you will receive a tax receipt.

Other OLA Funds

OLA is a charitable and non-profit organization that accepts donations for several funds. Each fund supports the library and information sector in a unique way; from getting books into the hands of children across Ontario, to Mentorship, tuition scholarships, event travel bursaries and more! To find out more about OLA Funds, click here. 

All donation amount(s) over $20, you will receive a Charitable Tax Receipt # 10779 8159 RR 0001. Contact donations@accessola.com or call 1-877-340-1730 for more information.