OLA Travel Fund

The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers.
The fund is to cover travel costs, that would normally exceed $500. Some exceptions may apply and are at the discretion of the OLA board to approve.
Disbursement is not to exceed $1,400. The annual number of disbursements to recipients will vary and are based on the annual budget situation of the association.
The successful applicant will also receive complimentary registration to the event.

With the budget cuts to OLS-N OLA will be offering a travel stipend for $325 to populations serving under 7,000 for rural, remote and Indigenous communities. The travel fund is $4,000, which includes $3,000 for the North and $1,000 from the South. OLA will be offering this travel stipend to 9 recipients from the North and 3 recipients from the South. It is first come first serve and recipients will be selected using a random number generator

Applications must be made at least four weeks in advance of the event.

Criteria and Eligibility
In order to be eligible for a travel subsidy from the OLA Travel Fund, the applicant:

Must live in Ontario, from an area where travel to the OLA event is costly and exceeds $500.
Must be a current member of OLA.
Cannot have been previously been awarded the travel subsidy.
Must be unable to have their workplace or organization cover the cost of travel.