Museum News

Apr 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 Ontario Releases 2022 Budget " Ontario’s Plan to Build " Today, the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario's Minister of Finance, released the 2022 Budget. Ontario’s Plan to Build has five pillars: Rebuilding Ontario’s Economy Working for Workers Building Highways and Key Infrastructure Keeping Costs Down A Plan to Stay Open Read the News Release HERE. Read the Full Budget HERE...

Apr 21, 2022

Need to Know OMA Professional Development Other PD Opportunities Need to Know Webinar: The Digital Strategy - Intention through Application Registration Now Open! Free Webinar Thursday, April 29, 2022 1:00 pm ET With the vastly expanding world of technology, museums must be intentional in how they interact in the digital realm. As much as museums would like to do it all, it’s just not practical (...

Apr 14, 2022

Need to Know | OMA Initiatives | Provincial News Need to Know Analysis of Canada's Federal Budget 2022 Ukrainian Conflict, Housing Crisis and Fiscal Uncertainty Define Federal Budget Canadian Museums Association Reflecting a domestic and global reality shaped by a deadly pandemic, Budget 2021 included new, large multi-year federal investments in Canada’s heritage, arts and museums sectors...

Apr 07, 2022

April 7, 2022 Canada's 2022 Federal Budget "A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable" Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, presented Budget 2022 in the House of Commons. Read the full Budget 2022 Items of Interest for Ontario Museums: To compensate Canadian arts, culture, and heritage organizations for revenue losses due to public...

Apr 07, 2022

Need to Know | At the OMA | Sector News In the Media | Colleague Updates | Jobs Postings & Events Need to Know Provincial Antigen Screening Program Update The Ministry of Health (MOH) launched the Provincial Antigen Screening Program (PASP) with an initial commitment to provide free rapid antigen tests (RATs) to participating organizations to screen their employees until March 31, 2022. The...

Mar 30, 2022

Need to Know | OMA Resources External Resources | PD Opportunities | O MA Job Board Need to Know OMA Certificate in Museum Studies Review 2022-2023 Courses To Be Scheduled The OMA strives to ensure that the professional development provided to OMA members through the Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS) program is current, inclusive, comprehensive, and accessible. The OMA is in the process of...

Mar 24, 2022

Need to Know | OMA Resources External Resources | O MA Job Board This issue of ONmuseums brought to you by: Simbioz Need to Know Stakeholder Meeting with Minister of Canadian Heritage On March 16, OMA ED Marie Lalonde was invited to take part in a stakeholder meeting with the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, in advance of the National Summit on Recovery of the Arts,...

Mar 17, 2022

Need to Know OMA Professional Development Other PD Opportunities Need to Know Francophone Community Grant: Program Applications Now Open Ministry of Francophone Affairs The application period for the Francophone Community Grant has opened. This program, managed by the Ministry of Francophone Affairs, has two distinct funding streams: The Economic Development Stream, which supports Francophone...

Mar 10, 2022

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Funding Opportunities | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Ontario Lifts Mask Mandate in Most Settings March 21 Government of Ontario On Wednesday, March 9, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a statement which declared that with continued improvement in trends, Ontario will remove the mandatory masking...

Mar 03, 2022

At the OMA | Sector News | PD Opportunities | In the Media | What's On | Jobs Postings & Events At the OMA #MuseumsConnectON Member Check-in: Social Issues 10:00 am ET on March 9, 2022 Join us for a member check-in! Back in 2020, the OMA started member check-ins as a way for the museum community to reconnect, share updates, and have an informal chat. Two years later, the social context of the...