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Museums on the Government Agenda
at A Conversation on Ontario's Culture Strategy

The Hon. Eleanour McMahon and the Deputy Minister, Maureen Adamson, sat down with maxine bailey on Tuesday night to discuss Ontario's Culture Strategy at an event for The Arts Advocate subscribers. Museums and heritage were included in the discussion that addressed concerns and current trends in the culture sector as a whole. The Heritage and Community Museums Program Review was mentioned as one of the upcoming recommendations of the Culture Strategy to be implemented.  The Deputy and Minister also mentioned a Discussion Paper in the works; look out for the OMA's response in the weeks following its release. 

The conversation was streamed on Facebook Live and is available to watch HERE

This information shared by special arrangement with The Arts Advocate. Thank you! 
#InspiredMuseums Webinar 3: Beyond Tokenism: Approaches to Delivering Inclusive Programming

Date: Wednesday November 29th
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: OMA WebEX Platform
Speakers: Donna Gabaccia, President and Chair, Toronto Ward Museum; Jade Pichette, Volunteer + Community Outreach Coordinator, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; one additional speaker to be confirmed.

Ontario Museum Association (OMA) members are invited to learn how different museums and cultural institutions approach diversity and inclusion and integrate practices to support truly inclusive programming. Discussion will cover key lessons learned and exemplary practices for creating a space and a place for underserved and underrepresented communities within the museum and cultural sector.

This webinar is free and open to all (OMA) members. Click here for information on how to join.
Donna Gabaccia, President and Chair, Toronto Ward Museum will speak to shared authority, inclusive storytelling and co-developing/delivering programming as a museum without walls.
Jade Pichette, Volunteer + Community Outreach Coordinator, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, will speak to their planned name change and steps to intentionally becoming a more inclusive organization.

Register HERE

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Read the Indigenous Collections Symposium Proceedings HERE

Sector News
Save the Date: Alternative Conference for Emerging Arts & Culture Professionals, February 25-27, 2018
"Identifying a need, the Alternative Conference for Emerging Arts & Culture Professionals (#AltCon) will offer stimulating content for emerging leaders in the museum, arts, and broader cultural sector." 

OMA Members can register for the reduced rate of $199 until Nov 30. Look for more details next week. 
Accessible Documents Webinar Series: February 7 & 14, 2018
10:00 - 11:30am, online

This 2-part series (3-hours in total) will teach you the steps required to make a Word document accessible. You will gain an understanding of the importance of using Microsoft Word’s already built-in features to assist you in making content accessible to everyone in your organization and on the internet.

Read more HERE
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Nominations due Jan 25, 2018
This award recognizes volunteers for providing committed and dedicated service to an organization.

Read more HERE
Dialogue on Intangible Heritage, Symposium: November 22, 2017
Practitioners, proponents and stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds share perspectives and engage in an interactive dialogue on intangible cultural heritage and its significance to heritage conservation. 

Read more HERE
Giving Tuesday: Nov 28, 2017
Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday), to encourage people to also give back. The Canadian initiative started by GIV3 and Canada Helps includes resources for registered charities and non-profits to help engage their communities. 

Read more HERE

Have You Heard?
Stuart Keeler appointed Senior Art Curator at TD Bank Group. 
Read more HERE

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