dHL Foundation Announcement

For 10 memorable years the Digital Human Library Foundation has been the not-for-profit branch of Digital Human Library, leading and supporting social innovation projects and research in support of youth and learning.

In order to innovate, grow and sustain the work of the Foundation, we have made the strategic decision to move the Foundation’s social innovation projects and research to Digital Human Library.

In the coming weeks the dHL Foundation will be dissolved.

With this restructuring, Digital Human Library will now be able to reinvest more into the library, our social innovation projects, and our educational research to better support youth and learning.

Everything you know and love about dHL, including the service you’ve come to rely on for connections-based learning remains free and accessible for all K-12 Canadian teachers. Only now, we will be able to provide you with more experts, more project opportunities, and more research, which means more experiential learning opportunities for students.

Updates will be posted regularly on our blog so stay tuned!

Digital Human Library is a social enterprise committed to addressing inequities in K-12 education in ways that create modern experiential learning opportunities for students.

As a social enterprise, we are a revenue-generating business, but our primary focus continues to be our social objectives which were established by the Foundation 10 years ago. We are a values-based organization striving to achieve a broad range of goals in the pursuit of digital experiential education.



dHL connects learners with people, ideas, tools and resources using technology to empower our members, provide a platform for education, and an awareness of global perspectives and world views.


dHL provides K-12 teachers with free and equitable access to our library resources and our Video Conferencing Catalogue so students can connect with industry experts anytime, anywhere at no cost.


dHL has a shared responsibility to support an inclusive environment within the organization, within Canadian schools, and throughout the community by providing a collection of library services and resources that meet the needs of all learners.


dHL supports and cultivates a broad range of new literacies and the pursuit of professional, academic, and personal learning, thereby improving one’s ability to participate meaningfully within an information-rich society.


dHL is dedicated to learning, promoting and supporting continual advancements in education and library services, and staying current with new trends in education and educational technologies.


dHL believes in open and transparent business practices that clearly demonstrate responsible use of organizational resources for effective and efficient educational library services, programs and systems.


  • Create a community-based scalable modern digital library
  • Support relevance & reach of community content partners in schools
  • Remove barriers of geographic location to expand and diversify learning
  • Enhance the K-12 curriculum
  • Create conditions for students to develop transferable skills & digital literacies
  • Foster increased collaboration among districts, schools, students & communities
  • Provide a service that is economical & easy to use
  • Create equitable experiences of learning for all

If you have any questions about the dissolution of the dHL Foundation, or the work we do at our social enterprise, Digital Human Library, please contact us.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to Digital Human Library. #YouMatter

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  ~ Margaret Mead

Leigh Cassell

Founder and Chief Curation Officer, Digital Human Library

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