ONmuseums: Registration Open Jan 27 for Indigenous Collections Symposium

Jan 16, 2020
OMA Professional Development
Indigenous Collections Symposium Working Group
Back row L-R: Sylvia Morin, Jennifer David, Clayton King,  Del Jacko, Talena Atfield, Linda Grussani.
Front row L-R: Michele Gervais, Lynn Whiteduck, SM Leduc, Naomi Recollet, Melissa Phillips, Petal Furness, Heather George, Michelle Hamilton, Tanis Hill, Ron Bernard, Mary Collier
Indigenous Collections Symposium:
Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin – strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices
Registration opens on January 27, 2020

The Ontario Museum Association, our partners and members of the Indigenous Collections Working Group are pleased to invite you to join us at the Canadian Museum of History on March 25-26, 2020 for Indigenous Collections Symposium: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin – strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices.

Registration Rates:

  • OMA members: $250.00 + HST
  • Non-members: $350.00 + HST

Read more HERE.

Thank you to the Canadian Museum of History for hosting this event.  

Plenary speakers SM Leduc, Feather Maracle, and Heather George with moderator Clark Bernat

Resource: Indigenous Matters Panel

As part of the OMA's ongoing work, we welcomed the Indigenous Matters panel at the OMA Annual Conference 2019 in Brantford feauting speakers from a variety of cultural institutions. This panel is available to members as an archived webcast. 

Access the webcasts HERE.
1. Click the link on the OMA page to access the webcast portal.
2. Click 'Archives' in the top left corner. 
3. Select the Conference 2019 and the session you would like to watch! 

All sessions from the Grand Ballroom, including keynotes Rick Hill, Thanh Sinden, and Alberto Garlandini, were recorded and are now online.
Upcoming OMA Dates
January 27, 2020: Registration opens for Indigenous Collections Symposium: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin – strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices

February 3, 2020: Start Date of CMS: Care of Collections

February 5-6, 2020: CCI Workshop: Mount-making

February 10, 2020: Registration opens for CMS: Collections Management
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Operational Planning Before, During and After a Capital Project
January 23, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
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Deadline for Applications: Creative Spaces Mentoring Network 2020-21 
January 30, 2020
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Creative Spaces: Brainstorming Workshop 
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Learn It | Build It | Manage It Workshops

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5 Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search Webinar
January 30, 1pm

Job hunting can be challenging in today's market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way!

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Empathy- The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar
February, 1pm

For many – and this is particularly true within the nonprofit sector – empathy is our first point of meaningful connection to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We think back to instances when our clients have faced barriers and biases, or times when people close to us have been excluded, or our own experiences of feeling that we didn’t belong, and these narratives became the fuel for driving the work forward.

But what if we’re only scratching the surface? What if we reconsider empathy as an important skill for effective DEI design, development, and implementation? This webinar explores these questions and shows us how different ways of thinking about empathy can help sweeten the sauce, and bring about more impactful DEI.

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Deadline for Applications
Talent to Lead (T2L) - Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)

January 30, 2020

T2L is designed for mid-career cultural managers seeking to take their careers to the next level of leadership.  It creates opportunities for learning from one another and building relationships with other leaders, while also getting expert support from executive leaders in the field.

The program consists of a series of learning webinars that focus on management fundamentals and competencies.  Alongside the webinar learning series, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an executive level mentor and gain insight into how to put their learning into practice to advance their career.

Learn more and apply HERE.

Upcoming Deadlines
Ontario Volunteer Service Award Nomination Deadline
January 27th, 2020

Every day thousands of Ontarians of all ages give their time and talent to thousands of community organizations.  By submitting a nomination, you can help ensure that volunteers receive the recognition they deserve.

Read more and nominate a volunteer HERE.

Virtual Museum of Canada Call for Proposals
Canada-France Agreement 2020-2021
Deadline for Small Investment Stream (Community Stories): February 5, 2020 
The VMC helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations develop online exhibits that engage audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.

You have until February 5, 2020 to submit your proposal.
Call for Archaeological Conservation Services Deadline for 2020-21
Canadian Conservation Institute

February 14, 2020

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is currently accepting requests for archaeological conservation services for 2020–2021. This call includes requests for pre- and post-excavation archaeological conservation treatments as well as requests for archaeological conservation field services.
Requests must be received no later than February 14, 2020.
Read more HERE.

For questions or assistance in preparing your application, please contact Marie-Hélène Foisy, Manager, Treatment and Collections (marie-helene.foisy@canada.ca) – Objects, Paper and Archaeology, or Tara Grant, Senior Conservator, Archaeology (tara.grant@canada.ca).

Call for Proposals
Canada-France Agreement 2020-2021

March 31st, 2020
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Canada-France Agreement component provides funding for joint missions between French and Canadian heritage organizations, to create ties and enhance competencies of museum professionals.

Partnerships may relate to research on development and diversification of audiences. Projects that further the development of official language minority communities are given a priority for funding support.

Read more and apply HERE.