New Dec. 22 MAP Deadline & Online Portal

Dec 02, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
New MAP Application Process
Deadline: December 22, 2021
The Access to Heritage, Collections Management, and Indigenous Heritage components of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) application period is now open. MAP applications will now be submitted through an online portal, which opened December 1 and will close at 5:00pm on December 22. 

The deadline to apply for these components is Wednesday, December 22 at 5:00pm EST.

For full details on program eligibility and more information on how to apply, click HERE
How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the new Canadian Heritage Funding Portal (CHFP). In order to apply through the portal, you will need to complete a three-step online application process:
  1. Create a User Profile (only if you are a new applicant in the portal)
    • The individual that sets up the Applicant Profile and registers the organization should be the Authorized Representative, someone with signing authority for your organization. The Authorized Representative will be considered the signatory on the application form.
  2. Register your Organization (only if you are a new applicant in the portal)
    • To register your organization, you will need the following documents:
      • Proof of your organization’s legal status (letters patent/incorporation documents, partnership agreements, constitution, bylaws or other recognized documentation).
      • Direct Deposit Enrollment Form, stamped by a financial institution or accompanied by one supporting document (a void cheque, banking letter, or management letter). Direct Deposit Enrollment Forms can be downloaded from the portal.
  3. Submit an Online Application Form
    • Select which MAP component you will be applying for
    • Each component will have its own list of required documents to be submitted with the application

The MAP team at Canadian Heritage is available to assist you with the new process from Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm EST:

  • Telephone: 1-866-811-0055
  • TTY (Teletype for the hearing impaired): 1-888-997-3123
  • Email:

To read more about MAP, click HERE
For the MAP Portal User Guide, click HERE
For the How To - Applicant Profile and GCKey guide, click HERE
For Canadian Heritage Funding Portal Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE

Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act - Planning the transition for your museum
with Community Legal Education Ontario

Free Webinar
Today, December 3, at 10:00am ET

Ontario’s Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA) was proclaimed on October 19th, 2021. Nonprofits will have 3 years to update their bylaws and letters patent to comply with ONCA. This webinar will walk through what is new in the ONCA, steps nonprofits need to take to transition to the ONCA, and how CLEO’s free resources can help you create ONCA compliant bylaws from scratch or adapt your current bylaws. To learn more about the ONCA visit  

Speaker: Benjamin Miller 

Benjamin Miller (he/him) is a staff lawyer on the Nonprofit Law Ontario project of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) where he focused on nonprofit and charity law and policy. Over the past 4 years at CLEO, Benjamin has answered hundreds of nonprofit law questions and developed an online interactive bylaw builder for the ONCA. Benjamin also works at the Ontario Nonprofit Network and has worked at the Canada Revenue Agency in the past. Benjamin holds a JD and MPP from the University of Toronto and an MA in political theory from the University of Ottawa.
Register HERE
Webinar: Spotlight on Digital Engagement:
What works, what doesn’t, and how the pandemic changed the game
Canadian Museums Association and the Art Gallery of Ontario

Free Webinar
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm ET

How has the pandemic changed the way audiences engage with museums, and the way museums engage with their audiences? How can digital tools enhance the visitor experience and help museums transition through what comes next?

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and a panel of museum experts for this special summit on moving towards a visitor-centered, digital-enabled future. The session will include a review of recent research presented by Lee Groves Consulting, followed by a panel discussion on museum audience expectations and engagement around digital initiatives.

Whether your role is in curatorial, marketing, visitor experience or education, professionals from museums of all sizes and types will benefit from this exciting learning opportunity. Relevant content and tactics will be shared for beginner, intermediate, and advanced champions and users of digital tools.

Panelists include:

  • Seema Rao, Akron Art Museum
  • Katharine Uhrich, Field Museum
  • Graham Ruttan, Galt Museum & Archives
  • Ryan Doherty, Contemporary Calgary

Register HERE

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