About this site

This site is maintained by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). Contact us at info@carl-abrc.ca.

What is this project about?

This site was launched for Fair Dealing/Fair Use Week 2016. Fair Dealing/Fair Use week is an annual initiative commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). While fair use and fair dealing are employed on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories and explain the concept.

History of this site

This site was created in 2016 by staff and librarians at the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office at the University of Toronto Libraries in collaboration with other Canadian universities and with Fair Dealing/Fair Use Week.


Fair Dealing in Canada is a collaborative project that benefits from contributions from many different organizations and individuals. Many thanks to the 2018 website redesign team: Pascal Calarco, Lise Brin, Josh Dickison, Sarah O’Byrne, Thomas Rouleau, Stephanie Savage, Graeme Slaght, and Amanda Wakaruk.

Thanks also to the institutions and organizations who have supported this initiative: the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Canadian Federation of Students, Dalhousie University, Kwantlen University, Norquest College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Ottawa Public Library, Queen’s University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick, University of Northern British Columbia, and University of Toronto.