PEN Canada announces the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From the PEN Canada website The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom of expression. The prize is worth $1,000. The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is named in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg […]

CLA announces 2015 winner of the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada

>>From the Canadian Library Association (OTTAWA) February 10, 2015. The Canadian Library Association is delighted to announce that Brian Campbell has been chosen as winner of the 2015 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for his tireless championship of librarianship’s core values of intellectual freedom and information access. Throughout his long and […]

Author Ron Brown wins 2015 TWUC Freedom to Read Award

– Free speech advocate who founded the award becomes its 16th recipient – >>From The Writers’ Union of Canada Toronto – February 9, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely pleased to announce that Ron Brown, Past Chair of TWUC, journalist, and author of 25 books, is the 2015 recipient of TWUC’s […]

Announcing 31st annual Freedom to Read Week

Toronto, January 21, 2015 — The Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee are pleased to announce the 31st annual Freedom to Read Week in Canada. A national celebration of freedom of expression that takes place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada, this year’s program runs from February 22 to […]

Prof. Alasdair Roberts wins 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award

>> From CNW Group GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Professor Alasdair Roberts, a leading researcher in the field of access to information,has won the 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award. “I am deeply honored to receive the Grace-Pépin Award,” stated Professor Roberts. “It has been a privilege to work over the years with so many Canadians […]

2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay

>>From the official website of the Nobel Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.  Children must go to school and not […]

CLA releases results of eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies

>>From the Canadian Library Association (Ottawa, September 15, 2014) – The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2013. Most Canadians don’t give censorship in libraries a second thought, however a small strata of society would like to dictate […]

Freedom to Read Week Celebrates 30 Years of Challenging Censorship

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF CHALLENGING CENSORSHIP Events throughout Toronto put censorship and surveillance in the spotlight Toronto, January 29, 2014 —- The Book and Periodical Council is delighted to announce the lineup of Toronto events for the 30th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week (February 23 to March 1, 2014). Events […]

Freedom to Read Week Celebrates 30 Years

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Events Across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship Toronto, January 23, 2014 — The Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee are delighted to announce the 30th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week. A national celebration of freedom of expression that takes place in […]

Canadian Library Association Releases Report on Challenged Materials

The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its seventh annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2012. The survey is meant to reflect the books, magazines, DVD’s, etc. that were challenged in Canadian Libraries over the past year. To see a press release regarding the results, […]