The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) maintains that diversity and inclusion is a core value of libraries and central to our country’s identity. Libraries have a responsibility to contribute to a culture that recognizes diversity and fosters social inclusion.
Laws and regulations that restrict freedom of expression and belief conflict with the fundamental right of Canadians of access to information and resources, regardless of, race, religion or gender. Please see the CFLA-FCAB Statement on Diversity and Inclusion: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/guidelines-and-position-papers/position-statement-on-diversity-and-inclusion/.
CFLA-FCAB supports our Québec colleagues in ensuring that libraries remain open, inclusive and welcoming places for all.