Advocacy

 

The Ontario Museum Association works with its members to ensure a relevant and sustainable museum sector for the benefit of Ontario residents and our global community. 

An advocacy-focused newsletter is sent to members on the 2nd Thursday of each month. See past issues here


Support for Ontario Museums in 2020 Budget

The Ontario Museum Association has recommended two areas for funding to the Ministry of Finance and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs in advance of Ontario’s 2020 budget.

The two recommended areas for funding are:
  • Create Jobs for Young People in Growing Sectors 
  • Develop Digital Access & Engagement for Rural Communities
Read the full Submission HERE.

Museum staff, volunteers, and board members can support the OMA’s Submission in two key ways:
 
1. Writing a letter to your MPP to request a meeting:

Download a template letter HERE.
Find your MPP's contact information HERE.

Please cc. the Ontario Museum Association, Marie Lalonde, mlalonde@museumsontario.ca, on your communications with your MPP.

The OMA can assist members in preparing for any meetings with MPPs.

2. Sharing a statement of support on social media or in other communications:
  • Ontario’s budget can empower museums to help Ontario reach its potential—for tourism, economic development, employment, and education.  #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget

Click to Tweet this message HERE.

  • Museums, galleries, and heritage sites make Ontario communities distinct and vibrant places to live, work, visit, and invest. #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget

Click to Tweet this message HERE.

  • I support the Ontario Museum Association’s two funding priorities to Create Jobs for Young People in Growing Sectors and to Develop Digital Access & Engagement for Rural Communities
    #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget

Click to Tweet this message HERE.


For more news about Advocacy, see the Advocacy editions of the OMA eNewsletter, ONmuseums, on the second Thursday of each month. ONmuseums is an OMA Member Benefit; to learn about membership, click here!