Clarification: Municipal Museum Eligibility for MAP Emergency Funding

Jul 09, 2020
Thursday, July 9 Update
In this eNews Alert you will find:
  1. Clarification on Municipal Museum Eligibility for Federal Funding
  2. Minister MacLeod Tele-Townhall July 13, 3pm
  3. Scenario Planning Webinar July 14, 10am
Clarification on Municipal Museum Funding Eligibility
In today's ONmuseums, the phrase "Municipal museums are also excluded from federal relief programs" referred specifically to federal support programs like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), where municipalities are ineligible.

Read more about CEWS HERE
Read more about CEBA HERE. 

For the Department of Canadian Heritage's COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program

"The following organizations with heritage collections are eligible for funding:

  • Not-for-profit organizations such as museums, archives, or historic sites (including those that operate seasonally and those without full-time staff);
  • Indigenous organizations or official language minority community organizations; and,
  • Municipal and university museums with a distinct budget.

To be eligible, applicants must also:

  • Provide public access through regular hours of operation (including on a part-time or seasonal basis), and,
  • Have had annual expenses in 2019 between $10,000 and $3,000,000."

Read more HERE.

Minister MacLeod Tele-Townhall July 13

The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario's Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries is holding telephone town hall July 13 at 3p.m. to discuss the government's response to COVID-19.

Registration closes on July 12 at 9 p.m.

Register HERE. 

Webinar: Scenario Planning
July 14, 2020, 10 am to 12 pm

Presented in partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

In this time of extreme uncertainty, scenario planning offers a methodology for thinking about what might happen so that organizations can prepare for a range of possibilities. Usually, when we plan for the future, we have a pretty good idea of what the world looks like: our purpose, our facility, our collection, our funding, our employees, our visitors are all at least somewhat predictable. The pandemic, social distancing and the resulting economic impacts, and the demands for true social change all require us to set aside those predictions and assumptions.


Judy Wolfe and Karen Wishart of Consulting Matrix will facilitate a small group of sector leaders while other participants observe the process. Observing participants will be able to ask questions of the panelists as they work through the agenda and scenario planning.


Participants will learn how to plan for the long-term under extreme uncertainty and imagine possible futures.

Register HERE