Advocacy

Advocacy is a critical pillar of our service to the membership. GOG’s advocacy initiatives impact the sector on a local, provincial, and national scale. We work vigorously on behalf of not only public art galleries but also on behalf of the visual arts and cultural sector in Canada. GOG advocates to the Ontario Provincial Government and the Canadian Federal Governments to make changes to policy and legislation and increase public awareness of a particular issue affecting arts and culture. We are part of numerous Advocacy groups such as the PASO-OPSA Coalition and other networks. We play a leading role in these advocacy groups and initiatives for the sustainability of the sector.







Call to Action: #SupportVisualArtsON

Art galleries and museums in Ontario have spent almost all of 2021 with their doors closed to the public. During this time, they have worked diligently to develop and detail customized COVID-19 protocols. From our membership survey, over 85% of…

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215 Indigenous children – Statement and Actions

Content warning: The following statement references Canada’s residential school system  A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.  The emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by…

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PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Three-Step Roadmap to Safety Reopen Ontario

Premier Doug Ford joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the province’s reopening plan today. Premier Ford states, “We are seeing increasingly positive trends and key public health indicators. As…

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