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Jan 14, 2021

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Additional Information on Public Health Measures The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of...

Dec 31, 2020

At the OMA Jobs Postings & Events Happy New Year from the Ontario Museum Association! We thank all our members and partners for their support and engagement over the past year, and we wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season! The OMA office remains closed until January 1. We look forward to connecting with you again in the new year! At the OMA 2020: Year in Review As we reflect...

Dec 22, 2020

December 22 Update In this eNews you will find: 1. Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown 2. Minister Macleod Townhall 3. Additional Provincewide Shutdown Information Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown Museum closures under shutdown After assessing trends in key public health indicators, Ontario is moving into a Provincewide Shutdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 on December 26, at 12:01 a...

Dec 10, 2020

Need to Know Museums in the News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Ontario invests $4.4 million to promote tourism "The Ontario government is investing nearly $4.4 million through the Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund and Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support the long-term sustainability of the province's vital tourism industry. This...

Nov 12, 2020

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know Minister MacLeod's Message at #OMAConf2020 On Thursday, November 5, the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario's Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries, addressed delegates at the first virtual Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference 2020. Minister MacLeod stated: "I’ve...

Oct 08, 2020

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know OMA Recommendations to Ontario's Fall Budget 2020 Three recommendations to address the impact of the pandemic on Ontario’s museums On September 25, OMA ED Marie Lalonde joined other stakeholders in presenting at a Fall 2020 Budget Consultation to Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, Minister MacLeod...

Oct 08, 2020

Thursday, October 8th Update In this eNews: Minister MacLeod Announces $9million for Festivals and Events David Adames: #OMAConf2020 Keynote Highlight Bursaries for OMA Conference Registration - Deadline tomorrow! $9 Million for "Reconnect Festival & Event Program" Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events Government investment will help promote creative and safe programs during COVID-19...

Oct 02, 2020

Friday, October 2nd Update In this eNews: Required COVID-19 Screening of Employees New Federal Programs Replacing CERB MAP Deadlines for 2020 Fraud Alert for Heritage Organizations Early Bird Rate closes October 5th! Requirement to Screen Employees for COVID-19 As of September 25, the Ontario government has amended order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A...

Sep 10, 2020

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know OMA 2nd COVID-19 Impact Survey Key Findings Coming Soon The OMA's 2nd COVID-19 Impact Survey collected data from 150 respondents between August 13 and September 4, 2020. We thank all for contributing to the Survey and for sharing their experiences. Here are a few preliminary findings: Respondents...

Sep 01, 2020

Tuesday, September 1 Update In this eNews: Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - APPLY NOW OMA COVID-19 Survey - DEADLINE FRIDAY Minister Guilbeault in Arts Sector Townhall - September 1 Museums Assistance Program (MAP) Deadline Approaching! APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 From recent communications with MAP, the OMA wants members to be aware: Museums DO NOT have to be open currently No project is...