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Legislation

Public Libraries Act and Public Libraries Act, R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 976

The Public Libraries Act helps ensure free, equitable access to public library service in Ontario.

Additional Legislation

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

This Act lays the framework for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life.

Municipal Act, 2001
Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006

This Municipal Act, 2001, governs municipal governance and powers. The Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006, amends various Acts in relation to municipalities.

Corporations Act

This Act provides the statutory framework for not-for-profit corporations, including charitable corporations, as well as the legislation and rules governing Ontario insurance companies. 

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

These Acts govern personal information protection and access to information held by thousands of provincial and local public sector organizations.

Child and Family Services Act

The Child and Family Services Act is a key piece of legislation that governs many of the province’s programs and services for children and youth. It is important that librarians familiarize themselves with this legislation and the expanded grounds for finding a child in need of protection.

Copyright Act

The purpose of Canada’s Copyright Act is to provide protection for all original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and to also provide protection for the expression of ideas.