The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is responsible for administering the Public Libraries Act, and statutory grants under the Act including the Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants Program.  They also publish the annual Ontario Public Library Statistics, using information collected through the Annual Survey of Public Libraries.  All libraries and contracting municipalities receiving provincial funding must complete the Annual Survey of Public Libraries (ASPL).

Ontario Library Service staff can assist with these grants, as well as submissions for grants that we administer such as the Internet Connectivity Grant.

Annual Survey

SOLS staff are available to help you complete the grant application, due in May of each year

Grants Program

We offer support for libraries completing the Public Library Operating Grants, as well as the  Public Library Pay Equity (PE) and/or First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) applications

Internet Connectivity

Internet Connectivity Funding for 2021/2022 has not been confirmed. Further information is expected In August 2021

LYNX Projects for Learning to Code

LYNX Projects for Learning to Code

Your library can obtain free copies of the book "LYNX Projects for Learning to Code" as part of the Government of Canada CanCode project. This 128 page book is an easy-to-follow, self study guide and is aimed at children 9-16, and is available in English with a French version coming in February 2021.