Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement (PLOG/PE/FNSS) Grants 

Grant application deadline: July 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Tips & Considerations:

  • For libraries that receive PLOG/PE/FNSS funding greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000, their grant applications must include an audited financial statement, or a Review Engagement, or a Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Financial Information Return (FIR) is required. If the total funding is greater than $100,000, applicants must include an audited financial statement for 2019.
  • A certificate of insurance (COI) is not required as part of the grant application this year.
  • Applications must be validated before being uploaded into the Transfer Payments Ontario (TPON) system.
  • The file name of the application must not be changed when downloading the file to complete the form.

Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON) Client Care

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Ontario Library Service - North Staff 

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1-800-461-6348 ext. 505

 

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Annual Survey of Public Libraries

 

Successful completion of the Annual Survey of Public Libraries (ASPL) is a legal requirement for public libraries in Ontario to receive provincial funding.

 

Deadline: August 15, 2020

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Tips & Considerations 

  • All JASI libraries have access to up-to-date, tailored reports corresponding with fields A1.14, C0.1, C0.2, C0.3.1, C0.3.2, and F1.0. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.us for requests for assistance with running these reports
  • Ensure that your GO Secure account is active and that you are able to access your library's Survey by logging in
  • Note: if you do not have a GO Secure account (e.g. you are a new librarian), complete the steps outlined in the Go Secure Quick Start Guide (PDF)
  • An audited financial statement is not required. Use your best available financial or pre-audit financial information
  • Definitions for each field are available by scrolling over Help in the LibStats/EDCD system
  • Statistics for libraries that participate in the OverDrive and/or Archambault provincial consortium, or purchased provincially-licensed E-resources, can be found here.
  • 2019 Annual Survey of Public Libraries - Blank Survey (English)

 

Available Training

  • A recording of the joint OLS - North / SOLS webinar presented on February 6 can be accessed on LearnHQ.

 

Inquiries and Support

Go Secure Help Desk
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Ministry Staff
Adam Haviaras
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Ontario Library Service - North Staff 

André Lépine
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Deanna Nebenionquit
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