Ontario Museums and Galleries Funding Opportunities

Often libraries have partnerships with museums and galleries or may own one themselves.  Here are some collected by the OMA. Clarification on Municipal Museum Funding Eligibility In today’s ONmuseums, the phrase “Municipal museums are also excluded from federal relief programs” referred specifically to federal support programs like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), where municipalities are ineligible. Read more about CEWS HERE. Read more about CEBA HERE. For the Department of Canadian Heritage’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program:”The following organizations with heritage collections are eligible for funding: Not-for-profit organizations such as museums, archives, or historic sites (including those that operate seasonally and those without full-time staff); Indigenous organizations or official language minority community organizations; and, Municipal and university museums with a distinct budget. To be eligible, applicants must also: Provide public access through regular hours of operation (including on a part-time or seasonal basis), and, Have had annual expenses in 2019 between $10,000 and $3,000,000.” Read more HERE. View this email in your browser 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 a key role in recovery, contributing to both economic and social bottom lines. As the Ontario government responds to COVID-19, the OMA has been communicating the important work of the government to the museum sector. We all recognize... read more

Minister MacLeod Tele-Townhall July 13

Minister MacLeod Tele-Townhall July 13 The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries is holding telephone town hall July 13 at 3 p.m. to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19. Registration closes on July 12 at 9 p.m.... read more

News Release: Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools: New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students

News Release Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools New Changes to Advance Equal Opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students July 9, 2020 1:00 P.M. https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-taking-bold-action-to-address-racism-and-inequity-in-schools Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario government announced bold new changes to the education system that will help break down barriers for Black, Indigenous and racialized students and provide all students with an equal opportunity to succeed. As part of this action, the province will move forward with ending Grade 9 streaming into applied and academic courses, proposing to eliminate discretionary suspensions for students, strengthening sanctions for teachers who engage in behaviour of a racist nature, and providing teachers with additional anti-racism and anti-discrimination training. Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Jamil Jivani, Ontario’s Advocate for Community Opportunities. “To help our young people reach their full potential, we have to start earlier to create equal opportunity for them, whether that’s reforming suspensions for primary grades or ending the practice of streaming for Grade 9 students,” said Premier Ford. “Above all, our government will not tolerate racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, Islamophobia or hate in any form in our schools. Through these initiatives to promote equality in education, we will ensure students from all walks of life are set up for lifelong success.” Through Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, the government is proposing to eliminate discretionary suspensions for students from kindergarten up to Grade 3, beginning September 2020. Serious offences will still be subject to mandatory suspensions. The latest suspension data from... read more