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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...

Jun 24, 2021

Need to Know | OMA Resources External Resources | PD Opportunities | O MA Job Board Need to Know Minister Lisa MacLeod technical briefing Measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries June 24 at 1:00pm Join the Honourable Lisa MacLeod for a technical briefing with Assistant Deputy Ministers Kevin Finnerty and Tyler Currie as well as Ministry of Health officials to...

Jun 24, 2021

Thursday, June 24 Update Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen Measures come into effect Wed. June 30, 12:01 a.m. With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve, the provincewide vaccination rate now surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, and on the recommendation of the the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving the...

Jun 23, 2021

Wednesday, June 23 Update Minister Lisa MacLeod Technical Briefing Measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries June 24th at 1:00pm Join the Honourable Lisa MacLeod for a technical briefing with Assistant Deputy Ministers Kevin Finnerty and Tyler Currie as well as Ministry of Health officials to discuss COVID-19 measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism...

Jun 18, 2021

Friday, June 18 Update Minister Guilbeault announcement at CMHR Budget 2021 funding for museums and heritage organizations Join the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Isha Khan, CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, for an announcement from the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage: Canada’s post-pandemic recovery and Budget 2021 funding for museums and heritage...

Jun 18, 2021

Friday, June 18 Update Ontario Cabinet Shuffle The Honourable Lisa MacLeod to remain Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Today, Ontario's government made changes to representatives of Cabinet, assigning new Ministerial roles to MPPs: · Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North, becomes Minister of Colleges and Universities. · Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton,...

Jun 17, 2021

Need to Know Sector News OMA Professional Development Other PD Opportunities Need to Know MHSTCI on Reopening The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) has provided additional information for museums and galleries on a couple of questions regarding: Museums as Places of Employment Gift Shops Outdoor Summer Programs "Please note that the ministry is not in a position...

Jun 10, 2021

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Members in the News | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Open Letter A Call to Invest Fully in Ontario Museums Museums Must be Heard! Call to Action The OMA is asking members to share the Open Letter with their MPPs, their community members, and media: Tip: Share the letter with your board members and volunteers for them to also...

Jun 03, 2021

Need to Know | At the OMA | Sector News In the Media | What's On | Job Postings & Events Content warning: The following section references Canada’s residential school systems. Jump to Sector News At the OMA we share the grief and outrage that so many have expressed during this past week after the unmarked graves of 215 children were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. That...

May 27, 2021

Need to Know | OMA Resources External Resources & Events | O MA Job Board Need to Know Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen Safely Reopening Museums In Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen , published last week, museums were mentioned in each of the three steps: Step 1 will permit the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller, well-managed crowds where risk of transmission is minimized and will permit...