[community] Call for support for Centre for Equitable Library Access and the National Network for Equitable Library Service

Aly ebolacpu at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 00:35:58 UTC 2021


Interesting, thank you for sharing. Have not heard about this through any
of our library associations.

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 9:37 AM Foster, Julia <Julia.Foster at kingstonhsc.ca>
wrote:

> And here’s the advocacy webpage for CELA funding cuts with draft letters,
> stats, posters, etc. https://celalibrary.ca/advocacy
> Julia
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> Thanks and have a good day,
> Julia
> Julia Foster, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On Behalf
> Of Mark Weiler
> Sent: March-07-21 5:43 PM
> To: Inclusive Design Community
> Subject: [community] Call for support for Centre for Equitable Library
> Access and the National Network for Equitable Library Service
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> The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network
> for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) are calling for support to push back
> against a recent discovery that the federal government is planning to
> withdraw all $4,000,000 of funding for these two groups who are leaders in
> making accessible books and reading materials available to Canadians with
> print disabilities.
> Here's a CBC news article.  And here's CELA's call for action and NNELS's
> call for action.  Calling and talking or and leaving a voice mail is
> possible too. Members of Parliament address look up form can be looked up.
> Parliament phone numbers are: 1‑866‑599‑4999 or 613‑992‑4793, and TTY
> 613‑995‑2266
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> Sincerely, Mark
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