Thursday, October 7 - 10:30 to 11:45am
Louise Sicuro, President and CEO, Culture pour tous; Warren Garrett, (Executive Director, CCI - Ontario Presenting Network), Chair, Ontario Task Force, Culture Days; Helen Yung, Community Engagement Manager, Culture Days; Wayne Kelly, Manager, Public Education and Community Development, Ontario Heritage Trust; Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, Ontario Museum Association
Learn how several community events work to engage your communities, create awareness of your museum and culture, and how they enlist and foster public support that translates into political goodwill. Presented events will include the well-established, Les Journées de la Culture, now in its 14th year, as well as Culture Days / Fête de la Culture, a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Also learn about the Doors Open and May is Museum Month / Mai, mois des musées programs and how they can help promote your community's heritage and culture sector.