Advocacy

Sep 09, 2021

Need to Know | Federal Election | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know On Museum Eligibility for Community Building Fund Capital Stream In March 2021, as part of the Ontario Museum Association's (OMA) response to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries' (MHSTCI) Reconnecting Ontarians: Re-emerging as a global leader White...

Aug 30, 2021

Monday, August 30 Update Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations Now Accepting Applications Deadline: October 20, 2021 The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to inform you that The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. This assistance will help heritage...

Aug 26, 2021

Need to Know | OMA Resources External Resources | O MA Job Board Need to Know Webinar: An Introduction to Human-Centred Design & Creative Problem Solving with Overlap Webinar Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am Join Overlap's Vice President & General Manager for Overlap Associates Canada, Rachel Hofstetter, in a webinar that will introduce the principles of Creative Problem Solving...

Aug 19, 2021

Need to Know OMA Professional Development Other PD Opportunities Need to Know Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) Legislation comes into force October 19, 2021 Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 , (ONCA) will come into force on October 19, 2021. The ONCA provide a modern legislative framework for Ontario’s not-for-profit corporations. The legislation will significantly...

Aug 12, 2021

Need to Know | Provincial News OMA Initiatives | Out-of-Province News Upcoming OMA Dates Need to Know OMA Submission for Federal Budget 2022 As part of the consultation process for Canada's Federal Budget 2022, the OMA submitted six recommendations echoing calls made by the Canadian Museums Association: That through the 2022 Federal Budget, the government continues to prioritize an investment of...

Aug 05, 2021

Need to Know | At the OMA | Sector News In the Media | Jobs Postings & Events Need to Know Government of Canada Extends Pandemic Business Support Measures Including Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support To support Canadians and Canadian businesses through the pandemic, the government introduced a comprehensive set of support measures,...

Jul 22, 2021

OMA Resources | At the OMA External Resources | O MA Job Board Need to Know Workplace Screening Tools Update The following COVID-19 screening tools have been updated to align with the requirements in O.Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 . Please read the following material for information on how these changes apply to your organization. The COVID-19 Screening Tool for Businesses and...

Jul 13, 2021

Tuesday, July 13 Update Government of Canada Launches $500-million Tourism Relief Fund On Monday, July 12, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, launched $500-million in funding for the new Tourism Relief Fund (ending March 31, 2023) . Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector in preparing to welcome back...

Jul 09, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021 Update Minister Lisa MacLeod Technical Briefing Measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries July 9th at 2:30PM Join the Honourable Lisa MacLeod for a technical briefing to discuss COVID-19 measures impacting Ontario's heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, as well as a special send off to Deputy Minister, Nancy Matthews. Time: Friday...

Jul 09, 2021

Friday, July 9 Update Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen Measures come into effect 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 Minister MacLeod to host Technical Briefing today, July 9, at 2:30pm. Register HERE With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the province-wide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen , in consultation...