Child & Youth Services Expo

The OPLA Child and Youth Services Committee presents an annual forum for children’s and youth library services staff and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn about innovative programs and services in order to provide the best programming for children and youth.

Child and Youth Expo 2022- Deliver Us From Legacy: Bridging the Gap to Inclusion

Deliver us from legacy! This year’s Child and Youth Expo will be diving into fresh starts, new methods, and working through negativity and red tape. The lens through which we’ll be exploring is accessibility. 

How do we make programs, services, and collections accessible for everyone leading to universal popularity and use — while also being creative and trying new methods? 

Join us on this adventure of practical and real-world information, tips, and techniques to hit the ground running in 2023. Be prepared to break mental shackles and imagined boundaries!

Date: Monday November 7

Venue: This event will be a virtual conference


*If you are looking to register a group, please contact


Cameron Ray
Lead Chair 2019-20
Toronto Public Library

Brooke Windsor
Co-Chair 2019-20
Richmond Hill Public Library

Shannon McGrady
Orangeville Public Library

Sarah Papple
Toronto Public Library

Moira O’Dowd
Mississauga Public Library

Gemma Larcina

Amanda Hodgkinson
Springwater Public Library

Sarah Gauthier
Hamilton Public Library

Michael Rogowski
Canadian Federation of Library Associations

Jennifer Kundakci
Toronto Public Library

Melissa Macks
OLA Staff Liaison

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors and Marketplace Exhibitors!

Library Bound logo    HarperCollins Canada logo   Saunders Book Company logo

CrossCan Educational Services logo Penguin Random House Canada logo

Ampersand logo

We have opportunities available to sponsor or exhibit at this year’s virtual event! Download the event prospectus here. To get in touch about sponsorship and exhibiting at the 2020 Child & Youth Expo, please contact