Jump to: Conservation Authorities
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.
- A review and modernization of the National Museum Policy
- A review of funding streams for museums and an expansion of the Museums Assistance Program to ensure more sustainable funding
- A simplification of the funding process, especially for small museums
- What are your views on the importance and role of museums?
- How would you respond to the other key recommendations above?
This nation-wide collaboration between the Ontario Museum Association and its partners across the country is an important step in speaking with one voice to our federal representatives.
I encourage you to share the infographic, Museums Matter, and the museum associations' media release with volunteers, board, colleagues, and friends. Increase awareness and support for Canada's museums, galleries, and historic sites during the federal election period. Speak to the impact of Ontario's museums.
Elections present an opportunity for us to ask questions and speak directly with candidates from all parties. Museums are determined to be part of the national conversation.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the use of these materials, and we look forward to sharing responses from the parties.
Marie G. Lalonde
Media Release HERE.
Museums Matter infographic HERE.
Letters to the Party Leaders HERE.
Ontario's Museums OMA Handout HERE.
In response, on September 27th, Ontario Museum Association President Petal Furness sent a letter to Minister Yurek, encouraging consultation with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and stating the value of museums and historic sites connected to Ontario’s Conservation Authorities for visitors and tourists. Museums in Conservation Authorities offer learning activities that bring thousands of people to special events in rural areas in off-peak tourist seasons.
“Conservation Authorities that make heritage and cultural experiences a part of their functions have significant impacts for their communities and their vitality. If requiring Conservation Authorities to re-focus on their “core mandate” means a loss of these vital places and programs, the people of Ontario will be losing a valuable part of their communities.”
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!