SOLS Trustee Councils are:

  • An important communication link between SOLS and library boards about SOLS services
  • A forum for trustees to network, share information and hear how other boards deal with similar issues
  • An opportunity for trustee support and a venue for carrying forward training suggestions
  • A pool of trustees from which to elect members to the SOLS board.

Please see our Terms of Reference for more information.  If you want to know which meeting to attend, see our Membership List.

Trustee Council meetings are held in April and November at 8 locations across Southern Ontario.

Trustee Council Meetings

As you are aware, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread globally. SOLS has been monitoring the situation closely and has decided to adjust the upcoming Trustee Council meeting schedule.

The upcoming in-person trustee council meetings are postponed until further notice. These meetings were scheduled to take place in April 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reschedule the in-person meetings when appropriate.

In the meantime, we will be hosting a virtual trustee council meeting where we will provide SOLS board and staff updates, as well as updates from the Ontario Library Boards’ Association (OLBA) and Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL). The virtual session will also include an education segment on the topic of CEO performance appraisal and performance management. We will be reserving some time during the session to respond to questions from attendees.

We invite you to send your questions to ahead of the meeting.

Virtual Meeting Details
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 9:00-10:30am EST
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting Room
For assitance with registration, please email

There will be a capacity limit of 100 attendees for this meeting. If we reach this limit, we will offer a second session from 11:00am-12:30pm EST on the same date (April 18).

This virtual trustee council meeting will be recorded. If you are not able to attend the live session, the recording will be posted in LearnHQ after the live event.

SOLS Staff Contacts

Trustee Council 1 - St. Thomas Area
Trustee Council 2 - Lincoln Area
Trustee Council 3 - Hanover Area
Trustee Council 4 - Gravenhurst Area
Trustee Council 5 - Oshawa Area
Trustee Council 6 - Napanee Area
Trustee Council 7 - Petawawa Area
Trustee Council 8 - Ottawa Area

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Madziak, Service Development Director