OLA/OSLA Ken Haycock Super Conference Grant

Dr. Ken Haycock established the Chancellor Group Conference Grant to honour the founders of the Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada. It was subsequently transferred to the Canadian Library Association (CLA). A travel grant of $500 was to provide support to newly qualified teacher-librarians (the “TL”) to attend the annual conference of the CLA. The funds were transferred to OLA in 2016 after CLA’s dissolution. OLA is now proud to provide the grant to support new TL’s to attend the OLA Super Conference.

To apply:
Complete the online application form and include a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background, as well as two (2) letters endorsing the nominee by December 15, 2022.

Applications are now closed


Cultural Diversity Super Conference Bursary

The Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Super Conference Bursaries are available to support Ontario recipients in their career in information/librarianship. These bursaries are intended to provide access to the OLA Super Conference to applicants identifying as  Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, who may otherwise not have the opportunity to participate. Selection will be made based on demonstration of need.

There are two bursaries available.

  • One (1) bursary – Travel and Registration. The recipient will receive one (1) full Super Conference in-person registration as well as up to $1000 to cover eligible travel expenses to the conference. Acceptable expenses include travel costs and accommodations. 

  • One (1) bursary – Registration Only. The recipient will receive one (1) full Super Conference registration, in-person or virtual. 


  • The successful candidate who receives the travel and registration bursary must attend the Super Conference in person in February 2023. 

  • Following the conference, the successful candidate must submit a short, five question report on how this professional development opportunity contributed to their career goals by April 30, 2023.


The application deadline is December 16, 2022. 

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The successful applicants will be contacted by email in late December. 

Applications are now closed

OLBA Super Conference Bursary

Once again OLBA is offering free registration to the OLBA bootcamp to public library board members living in communities which serve a population of under 15,000. To qualify OLBA members must be current OLA/OLBA members.

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