Advocacy

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...

Aug 13, 2020

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know COVID-19 and Ontario Museums: 2nd Survey Ontario Museum Association 2nd Survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 for Ontario Museums We know that COVID-19 has created a challenging and unprecedented environment for Ontario's museum operations. Since the pandemic began, the OMA has been working to...

Jul 09, 2020

Need to Know | Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Colleague Update | Out-of-Province News Need to Know OMA Presents on Culture and Heritage to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs On June 26, Paul Robertson, OMA President and Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. They highlighted that Ontario's museums can play...

Jun 11, 2020

Need to Know - Ontario.live LAUNCHED! - Sixth Townhall with Minister MacLeod - Museums to Reopen with Restrictions in Parts of Ontario - Minister MacLeod Statement - Canadians' Attitudes on Returning to Indoor and Outdoor Arts and Cultural Events Provincial News - $30M from the Regional Recovery and Relief Fund for Destination Marketing Organizations OMA Initiatives - Webinar: Planning to Reopen...

May 14, 2020

Need to Know Provincial News | OMA Initiatives Out-of-Province News | Upcoming OMA Dates Other PD opportunities Need to Know A Message from OMA President Paul Robertson In recognition of May is Museum Month and International Museum Day 2020 OMA President Paul Robertson has offered greetings to members on behalf of the OMA Council. Watch the President's message on YouTube HERE. Read the President'...

Apr 09, 2020

In this Issue: Need to Know : Key Findings of the OMA COVID-19 Impact Survey New Resources: Chart of Federal Government COVID-19 Measures – Implications for Sector Organizations PD Update In the Media Out-of-Province News: Changes for Canada Summer Jobs Program Canadian Museums Association Virtual Conference April 16 Need to Know A message from Marie Lalonde, Executive Director Thank you to all...