Inclusive Museum Leadership Symposium Overview

Overview  |  Schedule  |  Speakers  |  Inclusion 2025 

Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd), North York

March 23, 2018, 9 - 5 pm


Please join us on FridayMarch 23, 2018 as we launch Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner's Guide to Inclusive Museums for a day of inspired talks, panel discussion, interactive design thinking exercises and facilitated conversations to explore how Ontario museums can truly become inclusive spaces, and practice inclusion and equity at every level.


This symposium is for anyone interested in creating a diverse and inclusive culture at a museum or relevant organization who wants to:

  • UNDERSTAND the case for a diverse and inclusive approach
  • CHALLENGE convention and broaden their understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • EMBRACE inclusive practices that move inclusion from the margins to mainstream museum work
  • LEARN from the successes and struggles of other organizations working to build a diverse and inclusive museum culture


REGISTRATION OPEN. Click here to register today!

Confirmed presenters include:

Shelley Falconer (President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton)
Karen Carter (Executive Director, Myseum of Toronto)

Gaëtane Verna (Director, Power Plant Gallery)
Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan (CEO and Inter-Cultural Planner, Inclusive Voices)
Jess Mitchell (Senior Manager, Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University)
Mark Campbell (Professor and Director, FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies, Ryerson University)

Information on additional speakers to be posted shortly.

Presenters also include staff from our 10 museum partners and our Advisory Committee members who have co-developed our Inclusive Museum toolkit, launching at this event, who will speak to their experiences, successes and struggles in delivering projects to build a more diverse and inclusive museum culture at their sites. They are:


Our Advisory Committee:

Our museum partners:

Program is subject to change. Please check back for information and updates on the schedule at a glance and speakers.


ACCESSIBILITY: For information on accessibility at the Ontario Science Centre, please click here.

Accessible, Family and Gender-Free washrooms are available throughout all levels, and all levels are accessible by elevator. A designated quiet room is also available for use throughout the day.

The Ontario Museum Association is committed to creating accessible and inclusive events. If you have any particular accommodation requirements, please reach out to our Project Coordinator, Rhiannon Myers, at or by phone at 416-348-8672 or 1-866-662-8672 by or before February 28, 2018. If you would like to be responded to by a particular method, such as email or telephone, please specify your preference. Please note we promote a scent-free environment.


TRANSIT: For information on how to get to the Ontario Science Centre, including directions for using public transit or driving, please click here.


MEALS: We are pleased to offer a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments to Symposium registrants. If you have any particular dietary restrictions, please reach out to our Project Coordinator, Rhiannon Myers, at or by phone at 416-348-8672 or 1-866-662-8672 by or before February 28, 2018.


Follow the event on Twitter: #ONInclusion, #InclusiveMuseums


For questions please feel free to reach out to Rhiannon Myers, Project Coordinator, at

Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1L4
416-348-8672 | 1-800-662-8672 


This Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.