Canadian School Libraries is a start-up organization. Our ultimate goal is to be a registered non-profit and charitable organization. But getting there will take an investment from the community.
Our national survey results demonstrate widespread and enthusiastic support for the formation of this organization. The Canadian Library Association has shown confidence in CSL by entrusting us with the ongoing development of its national standards document, Leading Learning. Our expectation is that the national journal, School Libraries in Canada (SLiC) will also be transferred to this new organization, once we are incorporated.
What we need now is an investment from the community to take us through this start-up phase and develop the organization and its projects.
How You Can Help
Your contribution will be used to help cover the costs for:
- Incorporating as a non-profit organization
- Registering as a charity
- Legal expenses associated with incorporation and registration
- A technological infrastructure, including this website
- Initial project investment, including School Libraries in Canada and Leading Learning
A contribution from you and/or from your organization will help CSL get off to a great start. We promise accountability, and will issue you with a receipt, although at this stage it is not tax-deductible.
We are very pleased that the Ontario Library Association has agreed to hold our funds until we are incorporated. This arrangement allows us to provide the level of accountability that supporters of this new organization expect of us.
Online / Credit Card: You may make a donation online using your credit card. Click here, and then select Canadian Voices for School Libraries (CSL’s initial working name) from the drop-down list.
Pay by Cheque: Your cheque should be payable to the Ontario Library Association. Please be sure to note on the front of the cheque: CVSL.
Please mail your cheque to:
Ontario Library Association
2 Toronto Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2B6
Please use the Contact Us page if you have any inquiries about CSL.