Since 1940!


SLA Toronto was founded in 1940 and represents the interests of information professionals in Toronto and most of the province of Ontario, west of Kingston. The Toronto Chapter is a dynamic and active organization with over 400 members and is part of SLA, an international organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. We provide an opportunity for information professionals in our area to learn and network at events as well as participate in a discussion list and engage on social media sites. On this site you will also find our Chapter newsletter, The Courier.

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Vision, Mission, and Core Values Statements


The Special Libraries Association is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners.


The Special Libraries Association promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

Core Values


Strengthening our roles as information leaders in our organizations and in our communities, including shaping information policy.


Responding to our clients’ needs, adding qualitative and quantitative value to information services and products.

Innovation and Continuous Learning

Embracing innovative solutions for the enhancement of services and intellectual advancement within the profession.

Results and Accountability

Delivering measurable results in the information economy and our organizations. The Association and its members are expected to operate with the highest level of ethics and honesty.

Collaboration and Partnering

Providing opportunities to meet, communicate, collaborate, and partner within the information industry and the business community.

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