Inclusive Museum Leadership Symposium: Schedule at a Glance

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

March 23, 2018, 9 - 5 pm


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Schedule at a Glance
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9:00 - 9:15 AM


Indigenous Welcome and Land Acknowledgement


9:15 - 9:45 AM


Opening Remarks & Activity


9:45 - 11:00 AM


Panel Discussion | THEME: CHALLENGE 

Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, Ontario Museum Association (Moderator)
Karen Carter, Executive Director, Myseum of Toronto 
Marc-Andre Bernier, Librarian, Bibliothèque Le Prévost

Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan, Inter-Cultural Planner, CEO, Inclusive Voices Inc. 
Gaëtane Verna, Director, Power Plant Gallery


11:00 - 11: 15 AM




11:15 - 12:00 PM


Keynote Address | THEME: LEAD

Shelley Falconer

President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton


12:00 - 1:00 PM




1:00 - 1:45 PM


Design Thinking Session | THEME: UNSETTLE 

Jess Mitchell
Senior Manager, Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

Mark Campbell
Adjunct Professor, RTA School of Media 
Director, FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies, Ryerson University


1:45 - 2:30 PM


Afternoon Speaker | THEME: DISRUPT 
Eliza Chandler, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University
2:30 - 2:45 PM




2:45 - 3:45 PM


Inclusion 2025: Case Study Presentations | THEME: EMBRACE

To launch our Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner's Guide to Museum Inclusion, staff from our 10 museum partners will present the community projects they launched to address diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, with the support of the Advisory Committee. They are:
Staff from Museum Partners: 
Tadd Tremblay, Visitor Services and Operations Coordinator, Art Gallery of Sudbury
Deanna Nebionquit, Curator Alternate & Collections Manager, Art Gallery of Sudbury
Will Hollingshead, Heritage Programmer Assistant, Ermatinger Clergue NHS
Kathy Fisher, Curator, Ermatinger Clergue NHS
Roberta Sealy, Conservator, Hamilton Civic Museums 
Sonia Mrva, Curator, Heritage Policy + Project Manager, Built Heritage Inventory, Hamilton Civic Museums
Mark Scheibmayr, Assistant Archivist, Markham Museum
Janet Reid, Curator, Markham Museum
Melissa Phillips, Museum Collections Assistant, Museum Windsor
Craig Capacchione, Museum Coordinator - Education, Museum Windsor
Jasmine Fisher, Curatorial Assistant (Formerly), Niagara Falls Museums 
Suzanne Moase, Curator, Niagara Falls Museums 
Loretta Fearman, Museum Reception, Simcoe County Museum
Kelley Swift-Jones, Curator, Simcoe County Museum
Lucas Cabral, Communications and Digital Media Lead, Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Donna Raetsen-Kemp, CEO, Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Gracia Dyer Jalea, Founding Executive Director, Toronto Ward Museum
Donna Gabaccia, President and Chair, Executive Board, Toronto Ward Museum
Megan Crawford, Teacher/Interpreter, Museum Galleries, Waterloo Region Museum
Keri Solomon, Supervisor of Guest Services, Waterloo Region Museum
Advisory Committee: 
Cheryl Blackman, AVP Audience Development, Royal Ontario Museum
Karen Carter, Executive Director, Myseum of Toronto
Pauline Dolovich, Principal, REICH + PETCH
Shelley Falconer, President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton
Ravi Jain, Founding Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre
Cara Krmpotich, Associate Professor, Museum Studies, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto 
Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University 
Penny Pine, Collections Coordinator, Canadian Museum of History
Vishnu Ramcharan, Specialist: Visitor and Community Engagement, Ontario Science Centre
Anita Small, Founder and Owner, small LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS; Co-Founder and Past Co-Director, Deal Culture Centre
Jutta Treviranus, Professor and Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
3:45 - 4:45 PM

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions


4:45 - 5:00 PM


Reflections + Closing Remarks


For questions please feel free and encouraged to reach out to

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.