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Mar 28, 2018

Ontario Budget 2018: 'A Plan for Care and Opportunity' The highly-anticipated Ontario Budget 2018 was released today, and affirms new spending in areas like health and childcare. These are expected to form the main planks of the Liberal Election Platform. The budget is silent on museums and does not include the recommended increase for $5 million in museum operating funding While we are...

Mar 02, 2018

Respond to the MTCS Discussion Paper Telling Ontario's Stories in the 21st Century: A discussion paper for Community Museums and Heritage Organizations The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) released Telling Ontario’s Stories in the 21 st Century : A Discussion Paper for Community Museums and Heritage Organizations , to consult with all museums on the Ontario Culture Strategy and its...

Feb 14, 2018

Welcome MPPs back to Queen's Park on Tuesday, Heritage Week! This Heritage Week (Feb 19-25), keep $5M for CMOG on the agenda for Ontario's MPPs On Tuesday, Feb 20th, MPPs return to Queen's Park for the first legislative sessions of 2018. Ontario's museums are sharing their experiences and opportunities with public officials and requesting support for increased operating funding ($5M to the...

Jan 23, 2018

Your Voice is Needed! Ontario Seeks Public Input in Development of 2018 Budget Ontario is seeking public input by February 9, 2018, to help shape policies and programs that will be part of the province's 2018 Budget. Vote by January 26, 2018 for up to three ideas suggested by members of the public through Budget Talks online consultation platform . Selected ideas will be announced as part of the...

Jan 17, 2018

Support Increased Operating Funding for Ontario Museums in the 2018 Budget Meet or write your local MPP before February 15th, 2018 (but the sooner the better for Budget 2018!) Click Here to tweet your support for increased operating funding for Ontario Museums! Be sure to include the new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Daiene Vernile (@DaieneVernile) Click here to see what you can do! On...

Oct 13, 2017

View this email in your browser Announcing OMA Awards of Excellence 2017 Recipients! As the OMA moves towards a future in which Ontario’s museums have achieved their full potential as organizations that enrich people’s lives and help build vibrant and engaged communities, the Awards of Excellence are an opportunity for the sector to recognize institutions and individuals who are leading the way...

Oct 10, 2017

View this email in your browser Livestream #OMAConf2017 Click here to Watch the Livestream You will be prompted to either login or setup an account. If you have watched a previous conference or our Indigenous Collections Symposium, you will likely already have an account. Account setup is free, quick and easy: follow the directions on the landing page. Only sessions taking place in the Limestone...

Sep 26, 2017

View this email in your browser Indigenous Collections Symposium : Next Steps Building on the Ontario museum sector strategic vision, ON Museums 2025 , and the 2016 Ontario Museum Association Conference, Diversity and Inclusion themes, the Indigenous Collections Symposium (ICS), held March 23-24, 2017, brought in new perspectives on Canadian heritage and Indigenous cultural awareness. Indigenous...

Sep 19, 2017

View this email in your browser New Perspectives at #OMAConf2017! Come check out these sessions which touch on up-and-coming techniques and revitalized perspectives! Read more about this year's Conference program and speakers HERE. Handing Over Your Museum to a 13-Year Old Friday October 13th, 2017 - 3:00 pm Melissa Wakeling, Danielle McMahon Jones & Dave Cox, Glanmore National Historic Site...

Sep 12, 2017

Looking Toward the Future at #OMAConf2017! Welcome to the world of tomorrow! Check out these sessions as they touch on the bright futures for cultural institutions! Read more about this year's Conference program and speakers HERE. Gamification: Bringing New Things to Old Places Thursday October 12th, 2017 - 11:30 am Melissa Eapen & Mark Nardi This session is intended to discuss the potential...