New Year's Message from the OMA

Dec 31, 2020
Happy New Year from the Ontario Museum Association!

We thank all our members and partners for their support and engagement
over the past year, and we wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
The OMA office remains closed until January 1. We look forward
to connecting with you again in the new year!
At the OMA
2020: Year in Review

As we reflect on the past year, we are thankful to our members and supporters who make the OMA's work possible. With your help, the Association will continue empowering Ontario’s museums in 2021 and beyond through key advocacy initiatives, enriching the sector with professional development opportunities, and connecting museum professionals, volunteers, and institutions from across the province.

Here are some of the ways we were able to support the museum sector this year:

  • We collected two timely COVID-19 Impact Surveys, the results of which we shared with government and across the sector to voice museum-specific needs. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all for taking the time to contribute your essential information.
  • We also worked with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture industries to create re-opening guidance for museums.
  • We delivered a webinar series and facilitated member check-ins to ensure our members and the museum community had the knowledge they needed to make decisions amidst the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.  
  • We hosted our first virtual edition of the OMA Annual Conference, bringing together some the sector's leading thinkers and innovators.
  • Our bursary program enabled us to make the conference accessible to the greatest number of people, creating connections across our community during these challenging times.

If you can, consider making a donation this year to support the Association's work to continue empowering Ontario's museums.

Thank you again to all of our members, supporters, and partners who make our work possible. 

Resource: ONmuseums Archive

2020 was a year unlike any other. Take a look back at this year's opportunities and resources by visiting the OMA's archive of ONmuseums and eNews Alerts.

Find all editions of ONmuseums HERE.

COVID-19 Resources

The OMA has prepared a dedicated webpage of COVID-19 communications and resources, updated as new information and resources become available.

Read more HERE.


The OMA Welcomes Your Support
If you are already an OMA member, please renew your membership when you receive an email reminder. If you are not a member, please consider joining, either as an institution or an individual. You can find information about member categories and benefits on our website.

Please also consider making a donation to the OMA on our website or through Canada Helps.

Your support of the OMA and your participation in events like this webinar make us stronger as a sector, and we appreciate each and everyone one of you.

An OMA membership connects you with our network of over 1000 members, representing 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites across the province. In addition, an OMA membership provides you with the latest news via the ONmuseums newsletter, eNews alerts, and COVID-19 resources to mitigate impact for Ontario museums, galleries and heritage sites.
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