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2021 City Budget Deputation

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January 26, 2021

President Brandon Haynes delivers an impassioned deputation expressing his shock and dismay at City Hall’s refusal to fund two extremely important TPL programs: Digital Literacy for Seniors and Community Librarians.

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Happy International Women’s Day #IWD2021 !

The Toronto Public Library Workers are mostly women and have worked to establish the busiest urban public library system in the world.

No small feat, if you ask me! And not without challenges. Yet, we persist. @local4948 👓

We hope to see you all at 1pm today at our online Rally! International Women’s Day 2021 Toronto Virtual Rally
SATURDAY MARCH 6, 2021 at 1:00pm EST Streaming Live at https://www.facebook.com/IWDToronto/ #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay #Canada


What people need now is more engagement with library workers. Seniors living in isolation, children and parents, people new to Canada, youth experiencing mental health challenges... the list goes on.

Reverse this decision! @EssexCountyON @CUPEOntario @Local4948 https://twitter.com/cupeontario/status/1366409185890619392

Spoke at the Southern Alberta Library Conference earlier this week re: a health and safety survey sent out to library workers @Local4948

It’s been very challenging for us during this pandemic, in our work and personal lives, but we are working hard for the people of Toronto.