In collaboration with Ryerson University’s FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies, as well as Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, and Museums of Mississauga, this 12-month mentorship project saw emerging museum professionals who self-identify with a range of diverse communities develop projects to engage underserved and underrepresented communities in Peel region.
For the duration of the mentorship program, eight (8) mentees were in two teams. Together with their mentors, one team designed and implemented a community project at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), and the other at Museums of Mississauga.
In addition to the community projects developed by mentees, this mentorship program included:
- Four (4) Inclusive Leadership Workshops
- Two (2) Community Focus Groups
- Diversity Census Tool and Inclusion Survey at PAMA and Museums of Mississauga
The Museum Accessibility, Inclusion, and Engagement Collaborative (MAIEC), composed of the Ontario Museum Association, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, is striving to be more inclusive of underserved and underrepresented groups, and for greater diversity in the museum sector, better reflecting that of Ontario.
Ryerson University's FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies' mission is to inform and improve decision-making at all levels in the cultural industries through dialogue, research, and dissemination.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) exists to share the story of Peel by providing diverse opportunities for creative exploration and discussion to help build a cohesive community.
Museums of Mississauga present an exceptional collection of historic house museums with the goal to create a meaningful dialogue on a shared past, a collective present, and a collaborative future. By presenting relevant exhibitions, educational programs, and innovative engagement experiences, the Museums connect the public with Mississauga's story, which is shaped by our shared Canadian identity and global context.
THIS PROJECT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION SEED GRANT PROGRAM.