Scholarships & Subsidies


The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers. The fund is to cover travel costs, that when reasonably purchased would exceed $500.
Disbursement is not to exceed $1,500. The annual number of disbursements to recipients will vary and are based on the annual budget situation of the association.

For more information and to apply.


The Joyce Kipp Memorial Scholarship in partnership with Library Bound, has been developed to help off-set costs for an OLA member to attend one of two signature events. For the OLA Super Conference, the scholarship will include a one (1) year membership with OLA/OPLA, the registration fees for the event and a monetary award towards the cost of travel/accommodations for the recipient to attend the event.

For more information and to apply.


Those working in First Nation Public Libraries may attend Super Conference for $155. (This includes a one year membership in OLA).
The Aboriginal Stream Conference Planners have emailed a registration link to all First Nations libraries.
Please choose Section B: First Nation Library on the registration site.



The Northern Ontario Library Service ­ Board and the Ontario Library Association are pleased to announce subsidies for attending the OLA’s Super Conference. These two organizations are joining together to send two library staff members from the north who have never attended the conference before and would be unable to attend without assistance. The subsidy will cover the cost of registration, travel, accommodation and meals.

Please email to apply.


Once again OLBA is offering bursaries, which include free registration, to public library board members living in distant communities to help defray the costs of attending Super Conference January 28 – January 31, 2015 in Toronto.  The deadline for entries has been extended to January 9th.

Application can be found here.