Advocacy

Jan 12, 2023

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Upcoming OMA Dates Out-of-Province News | In the Media OMA's 50th Anniversary Need to Know Heritage Organization Development Grant (HODG) response from Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism On January 5, 2023, in response to inquiries surrounding the status of HODG applications, the Heritage Policy and Services Unit at the Ministry of...

Dec 08, 2022

December 8, 2022 OMA Submission on Bill 23 " More Homes Built Faster Act", 2022 The OMA calls on the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and the government for legislation that ensures Ontario’s irreplaceable heritage is protected. The OMA calls to maintain all possible protections for heritage assets, including through the Ontario Heritage Act, and calls for support of heritage...

Nov 29, 2022

November 29, 2022 Giving Tuesday Your day to celebrate the Ontario Museum community On November 29, 2022, the Ontario Museum Association is taking time to celebrate the Ontario museum community. Please join us in celebrating by making a gift today! You can contribute to the Ontario museum community and support of the Ontario Museum Association by making a donation to: - OMA's 50th Anniversary...

Nov 14, 2022

November 14, 2022 Ontario releases 2022 Fall Economic Statement Ministry of Finance TORONTO — Today, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2022 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review – Ontario’s Plan to Build: A Progress Update . It includes the government’s first-ever progress report on its plan to build Ontario, as well as new targeted measures that advance its plan to build...

Nov 10, 2022

Need to Know | #OMAConf2022 | OMA Initiatives Provincial News | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates | In the Media OMA's 50th Anniversary Need to Know Left to right: Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, Ontario Museum Association; The Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; and Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Director of Tourism and Culture, City of Hamilton at OMA Annual...

Oct 13, 2022

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Out-of-Province News OMAConf2022 | Upcoming OMA Dates | In the Media OMA's 50th Anniversary Need to Know On October 12, Canadian Heritage invited National, Provincial, and Territorial Museums Association (NPTMA) colleagues to an information session on the new National Museum Policy and its development. ED Marie Lalonde participated to represent the...

Sep 08, 2022

Need to Know | Provincial News #OMAConf2022 | OMA Initiatives | Upcoming OMA Dates Out-of-Province News | In the Media | OMA's 50th Anniversary Need to Know Leaders in innovation: the arts, heritage and entertainment Hill Strategies Statistics Canada recently surveyed organizations and businesses (with at least one employee) about their innovations, if any, since the start of the pandemic. In...

Aug 11, 2022

Need to Know | OMA's 50th Anniversary Provincial News | OMA Initiatives | Upcoming OMA Dates #OMAConf2022 | In the Media Need to Know Digital Access to Heritage fund Deadline: September 1st The Digital Access to Heritage component of The Museums Assistance Program (MAP), provides funding to heritage organizations to digitize collections and make them available to the public, develop digital...

Jul 14, 2022

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | #OMAConf2022 | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Canadian Heritage Update On the Heritage Recovery Fund Submit now! Deadline August 2, 2022 Applicants are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited. Funds expected to flow in late summer, early Fall. The Recovery Fund for Heritage Organizations is this year’s 2022-23 available...

Jun 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Ontario Premier's New Cabinet Premier Doug Ford unveils new 30-person cabinet Ontario Premier Doug Ford has unveiled his new Executive Committee for the 43rd Parliament of Ontario. Read the complete news release HERE . Neil Lumsden new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport First-time elected MPP, Neil Lumsden, will serve as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. He was elected to...