Year-End Resources

Dec 23, 2021
This issue of ONmuseums brought to you by: Simbioz
Happy Holidays from
the Ontario Museum Association!


We thank all of our members and partners for their support and engagement over the last year, and we wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season! The OMA office remains closed and will reopen on January 4, 2022
OMA Resources
Resource: ONmuseums Archive
Your OMA membership gives you access to all kinds of resources, webinars, promotional opportunities and more! As you look forward to a new year over the holidays, you can look back at the past year's opportunities, news, and resources by visiting the OMA's archive of ONmuseums and eNews Alerts. 

Find all editions of ONmuseums and eNews Alerts HERE
Members in the News 
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Brock University Students Curate Exhibit
King Heritage and Cultural Centre Fundraiser for Southlake Foundation
Wellington County Museum and Archives Hosts First Christmas Market
Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre Receives $75K Commitment from Charity
External Resources
Call for Archaeological
Conservation Services for 2022–2023
Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is currently accepting requests for archaeological conservation services for 2022–2023. 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 15, 2022. Clients will be advised of results by March 30, 2022. Please note that requests received after February 15 will not be assessed until the following year.

To apply, please complete one of the following forms:

For questions or assistance in preparing your application, please contact John Moses, Manager, Treatment and Collections – Objects, Paper and Archaeology Division.

View the assessment criteria HERE

Impacts on Governance Design
for Nonprofit Organizations

Ontario Nonprofit Network

There are broad trends and forces that arc through the nonprofit ecosystem. Many of these are familiar because they have been signals of change for over a decade; yet the COVID-19 pandemic has made the call to action even louder. These trends and forces are urgent and game-changing for the design of governance, and converge to create six impacts that shape nonprofit organizations’ governance design - its culture, people, processes and structures. This resource enables nonprofit leaders to proactively respond to the impacts by reflecting on how they play out in their own organization’s governance - or should in the future.
Read more HERE.
Robert R. Janes: Pushing museums to take action on the climate crisis
Talking Radical Radio

This Talking Radical Radio recording is an interview between Robert R. Janes and the Radio's creator, Scott Neigh. Janes has worked in and around museums for more than 45 years, including as a chief curator and museum director, and he is the founder of the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice. Neigh interviews him about the climate crisis, about the role he envisions museums playing in responding to it, and about the work of the coalition.

Read more and listen to the recording HERE

Recording: Building Diverse & Equitable
Nonprofit Boards
Charity Village & Imagine Canada

Earlier this year, Statistics Canada released the results of a survey exploring the diversity of charity and nonprofit boards in Canada. The results confirmed what many in the sector already know – that those who identify as immigrants, persons of colour, LGBTQ2+ individuals, persons with a disability, and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit are vastly underrepresented on nonprofit and charity boards of directors. Charity Village and Imagine Canada hosted a panel discussion where they discuss the implications of these findings and what organizations can do to build a more diverse and equitable sector, starting with their boards.

Panelists include the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Senator for Ontario and Deputy Chair of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector; Tania Cheng, Imagine Canada board member; and Trish Mandewo, Coquitlam City Councillor and Founder and President of Synergy on Boards Consulting Group.

View the recording HERE
Find additional resources HERE

Webinar Recording:
Emerging Ideas on Arts Governance

Business / Arts
In this session of Business / Arts' Speaker Series, they discuss Mass Culture's Future of Arts Work Report, which focuses on Boards of Directors and their related governance models in Canadian not-for-profit sector arts organizations.

Watch the recording as the report’s authors, Jeanne LeSage and Shawn Newman, explore what governance is, the challenges facing the sector, and current ideas and models for developing well-functioning boards. This session also examines the nuances of what is legally required by legislative bodies in consideration to boards and what is at the discretion of the organization.

This session is moderated by Owais Lightwala, Assistant Professor, Performance at the Creative School and includes speakers:

Jeanne LeSage, CHRL, MBA, LeSage Arts Management
Shawn Newman, Ph.D., Independent Researcher and Consultant

View the recording HERE.
View the session slides HERE
Read the Report HERE
Human Resources Guide
HR Intervals
HR Intervals has been developed for managers, employees, and board members who perform HR functions at nonprofit organizations. Their goal is to help nonprofit leaders better understand, address, and guide people management in their organizations. In addition to the content currently available, new resources will be added to the site on a regular basis.
Read more HERE.
OMA Job Board
Associate Director, Philanthropic Research
Royal Ontario Museum

December 31

Read more HERE
Curator, Indigenous Art and Culture
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

January 3
$70,352 - $87,295/year

Read more HERE
Executive Director
Bytown Museum

January 4
$60,000 - $70,000/year

Read more HERE
 Ontario Museum Jobs
To access all OMA Job Board Listings, CLICK HERE

The OMA features job listings from the online submissions received through our website.  To submit a listing for an open position at your institution, CLICK HERE!
Support Ontario’s Museums
this Holiday Season!

As museums across Ontario face the challenges of reopening safely and renewing relationships with your communities, the OMA is here for you, now and as we move forward.

This year, the OMA:
  • successfully advocated for federal emergency support funding through the Museums Assistance Program, the early and streamlined release of Community Museum Operating Grant (CMOG) funds in 2020 and 2021, and for an additional $2 million to support digital activities during pandemic closures. 
  • hosted our second virtual edition of the OMA Annual Conference and ensured all members could access the Annual Conference by offering fully subsidized registration.
  • increased access by providing bursaries for the 2021 Indigenous Collections Symposium and increased the Certificate in Museum Studies course bursary from 1 to 5 students for this year.
  • provided timely and relevant information to our members as news, regulations, and updates were released, ensuring that our members stayed up-to-date on changing legislation and requirements.  
    • 36 eNews Alerts to date in 2021
    • 52 ONmuseums e-newsletters per year
Your support, participation, and membership make our work possible.
You can make a tax-deductible donation to the OMA on our website or through Canada Helps. Every contribution is giving forward, not giving back, by adding to the collective strength of our sector and investing in a vibrant future for the next generation of museum professionals. You can help us build a more resilient museum sector. 

If you are already an OMA member, thank you! Please renew your membership when you receive an email reminder.

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