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Sep 24, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 In this eNews you will find: Notice of the OMA's 2021 Annual General Meeting OMA Council Nominations 2021-2022 Call for members of Next Year's 2022 Nominations committee (deadline Oct 12!) Notice of Annual General Meeting on Friday, October 29, 2021 The Ontario Museum Association's 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, October 29! It will be held...

Sep 24, 2021

Friday September 24, 2021 Update Ontario Cautiously Easing Capacity Limits in Select Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required TORONTO- September 24 "Effective September 25, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits will be increased in many of the indoor settings where proof of vaccination is required. Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres; sporting...

Sep 21, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Federal Election 2021 Results Liberal Party Wins Minority Elections Canada results confirm a national minority government with the Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada. Elections Canada reports preliminary National results as follows: Liberal Party: Conservative Party: Bloc Québécois: New Democratic Party: Green Party: 158 Electoral...

Sep 17, 2021

Friday, September 17 Update Guidance on Vaccine Passport and Vaccination Policies At the OMA, we have received several questions regarding proof of vaccination and museums. Throughout this rapidly evolving situation, we've collected and shared information as it was released. Recent editions of ONmuseums and webinars on reopening are available on our website HERE and HERE . Our webinar with Public...

Sep 14, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 YCW-BCH Open for New Applications Deadline: September 29, 2021 The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is currently accepting a second round of Young Canada Works (YCW) - Building Careers in Heritage (BCH) applications until September 29th, aimed at domestic positions that will run from mid-November 2021 until the end of March 2022. Please note the following :...

Aug 30, 2021

Monday, August 30 Update Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations Now Accepting Applications Deadline: October 20, 2021 The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to inform you that The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. This assistance will help heritage...

Jul 13, 2021

Tuesday, July 13 Update Government of Canada Launches $500-million Tourism Relief Fund On Monday, July 12, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, launched $500-million in funding for the new Tourism Relief Fund (ending March 31, 2023) . Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector in preparing to welcome back...

Jul 09, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021 Update Minister Lisa MacLeod Technical Briefing Measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries July 9th at 2:30PM Join the Honourable Lisa MacLeod for a technical briefing to discuss COVID-19 measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, as well as a special send off to Deputy Minister, Nancy Matthews. Time: Friday...

Jul 09, 2021

Friday, July 9 Update Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen Measures come into effect 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 Minister MacLeod to host Technical Briefing today, July 9, at 2:30pm. Register HERE With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the province-wide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen , in consultation...

Jun 28, 2021

Monday, June 28 Update Government of Canada Announcement: Continued Support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sector Organizations In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada committed $1.9 billion to help support the arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors. This funding will help ensure recovery and growth, and help create good, middle-class jobs in these sectors. Today, the Hon. Steven...