The Northern Ontario Library Service Board was formed by order of the Minister as a special service board under the Public Libraries Act of Ontario (1984) It is incorporated by letters patent, dated March 10, 1989 to govern Ontario Library Service - North, an agency which delivers programs and services on behalf of the Ministry.
The Board is responsible for making policies for the agency's operation, developing and implementing strategic planning for the agency and approving a budget to support the agency's programs, services and operations. The Board also promotes the agency to its clients and other stakeholders.
The Board has three Regular Board Meetings a year, one by teleconference. When effective governance requires it, the Board meets as a committee of the whole by teleconference to ensure the business of the organization is completed.
Correspondence can be sent to the Board member(s) as follows:
c/o Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Library Service - North
334 Regent St.
Current Board Membership
|Andrew Hallikas||Fort Frances (Category A)|
|Marj Poirier||Kenora (Category A)|
|Christopher Rous, Acting Chair||Sault Ste. Marie (Category B)|
|Frances Ryan, Acting Vice-Chair||Sault Ste. Marie (Category B)|
|Michelle Lahay Doucette||Mattawa (Category C)|
|Diane Picard||Hearst (Category C)|
|Margaret A. Manitowabi||Wikwemikong (Category D)|
|Irene Moore||Ministerial Appointments|
OLS-North is governed by a board of 9 directors, 7 of whom are nominated by the public library boards and First Nation councils of Northern Ontario and two of whom are nominated by the Minister. The board is responsible for the policies and operations of OLS-North.
Board terms are staggered with all members serving a four year term with elections for half the positions occurring in category A, B, and C every 2 years.
Thunder Bay-Superior North, Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Kenora-Rainy River
Algoma-Manitoulin, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury-Nickel Belt, Parry Sound-Muskoka
Timmins-James Bay, Timiskaming-Cochrane, Nipissing