This province-wide project aimed to increase diverse representation in leadership roles and develop an Inclusive Museum Toolkit. Working in consultation with their communities, and with the support of an Advisory Committee made up of ten (10) champions of diversity and inclusion work in the cultural sector, ten (10) Museum Partner Teams developed and tested the Inclusive Museum Toolkit, which was launched at a symposium in March 2018. Alongside this, they helped deploy a province-wide Diversity Census Tool and Inclusion Survey.
Project deliverables included:
- Inclusive leadership program for diverse emerging museum leadership.
- Research on Best Practices
- Community Project
- Diversity Census Tool and Inclusion Survey deployed province-wide.
- Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner's Guide to Inclusive Museums and Symposium
Each Museum Partner team conducted community research, then develop and tested a project in one of ten (10) museum professional areas, which are included in the toolkit:
- Collections Development
- Exhibitions and Curatorial Practice
- Community Engagement
- Volunteer and HR policies
- Events and Programming
- Marketing and Communications
- Interpretation and Education
- Audience Insight
- Facilities Management
*Webinars are available to OMA membership. Click here for details.
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.
THIS PROJECT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM.