ONmuseums: ON Budget 2019 - Support Museums!

Feb 14, 2019

Your monthly source for museum advocacy from the Ontario Museum Association.

In this Issue:
Need to Know
Support for Ontario Museums in 2019 Budget
The OMA has recommended four areas for investment to the Ministry of Finance and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs in advance of Ontario’s 2019 budget. The four areas for public investment are:
  • Digital Access & Engagement
  • Workforce Development
  • Investment in annual funding for community museums and reduction of red tape
  • Centralized museum services

Read the full Submission HERE.

Museum staff, volunteers, and board members can support the OMA’s Submission in two key ways:

1. Writing a letter to your MPP to request a meeting

Download a template letter HERE
Find your MPP's contact information HERE. 

Please cc. the Ontario Museum Association, Marie Lalonde,mlalonde@museumsontario.ca, on your communications with your MPP.

The OMA will assist members in preparing for any meetings with MPPs. 

2. Sharing a statement of support on social media or in other communications:

  • Investment will empower museums to help Ontario reach its potential—for tourism, economic development, employment, and education.  #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget

Tweet this message by clicking HERE. 

  • Museums, galleries, and heritage sites make Ontario communities distinct and vibrant places to live, work, visit, and invest. #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget

Tweet this message by clicking HERE.

  • I support the Ontario Museum Association’s four funding priorities: Digital Access & Engagement; Workforce Development; Investment in annual funding for community museums and reduction in red tape; and centralized museum services. #MuseumsConnectON #ONpoli #ONbudget 
Tweet this message by clicking HERE.

On any social media post, use #MuseumsConnectON, #ONpoli, and #ONbudget

Read the full ONmuseums HERE