The Public Libraries Act helps ensure free, equitable access to public library service in Ontario.
This Act lays the framework for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life.
This Municipal Act, 2001, governs municipal governance and powers. The Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006, amends various Acts in relation to municipalities.
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.
These Acts govern personal information protection and access to information held by thousands of provincial and local public sector organizations.
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.
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.
An international agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that attempts to remove barriers to trade in commercial services. This section is meant to provide a basic understanding of the GATS and how it may affect activities presently pursued by Ontario libraries.