Category: News

JOBLINE

This page contains a listing of employment opportunities of interest to GOG members. The information is updated daily. For more information about posted positions, please contact the host institution. If you would like to submit a posting to Jobline, please email the details of the position to members@oaag.org in...

GRANT UPDATE: $105 million Community Building Fund through OTF

The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations. The funding will be used to help these non-profits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their communities. Details have been...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Supports New Greek-Canadian Heritage Museum

The Ontario government is investing $325,000 to support the planning and development of a new Greek-Canadian heritage museum to house a collection of artifacts in Toronto. The museum will serve as a new community hub and central repository of photos, historic newspapers, books and an archive of recorded histories....

FEDERAL UPDATE: Supporting Cultural Infrastructure in Hamilton

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament (Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas), and Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek), announced $206,679 in funding to help Supercrawl Productions advance the Bridgeworks Community Space project. The investment from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund will help support renovations and refurbishments that...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: The Ontario Government Releases Budget for 2021-22

The Ontario government will continue to focus on protecting people’s health and jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic when Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, releases the 2021 Ontario Budget on March 24, 2021. The Budget will support the province’s comprehensive vaccine distribution plan, along...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Invests in the Future of Francophone Tourism

The Ontario government is investing more than $2 million to support Francophone tourism across the province, ensuring Ontario’s Francophone community continues to contribute to the province’s diverse tourism sector. This funding will support a wide range of Francophone initiatives, such as safe public performances, safe in-person Francophone festivals, and...

COVID-19 Awareness Toolkit / Trousse d’outils de sensibilisation

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada have a number of free resources to help organizations help Canadians stay safe, healthy and informed.  The resources in this toolkit are available at Canada.ca/ coronavirus in a variety of languages. In addition, they have a toll-free line at 1-833-784-4397 (interpretation...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force

Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force. It will be chaired by former MPP and Cabinet minister Tim Hudak, and give expert advice and recommendations on how to help the province’s $36-billion tourism industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing strategies and advice that will help position Ontario and...

Administrator

RiverBrink Art Museum is a fine art museum located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Position: RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Administrator for a full-time position. The Administrator supports daily operations, providing essential administrative support to RiverBrink Staff, Board, and Volunteers. This position...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

TORONTO – The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees...

Changes to COVID-19 Screening Requirements and Updates to COVID-19 Screening Tools

The government of Ontario has made changes to COVID-19 screening requirements and updates to COVID-19 screening tools. Businesses in public health unit regions that have returned to the COVID-19 Response Framework must implement active screening of patrons in certain zones. Please refer to What each zone means for information on how this may apply to your...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across most of the Province

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government is moving to a regional approach and maintaining the shutdown in the majority of the public health regions in Ontario, including the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures. When it is safe to do so,...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: The EnAbling Change Program

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility – The EnAbling Change Program is a shared-cost transfer payment program providing funding to not-for-profit organizations, industry organizations, and professional associations to educate their stakeholders about accessibility, drive cultural awareness about the value and benefits of accessibility, and support regulatory compliance. The program benefits from...

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

COMPLETED WORKSHOPS: COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY – Thursday January 28th, 2021 (Finished) HOW GALLERIES CAN STRENGTHEN COLLECTIONS – Thursday, March 11th, 2021 (Finished) UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:  PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION DESCRIPTION As museums and galleries are becoming cultural hubs, they must work to attract new audiences. Public programming is becoming...

Ontario Declares State of Emergency Starting Immediately

The Ontario government has announced a provincial stay-at-home order and new restrictions, as new COVID-19 modelling. The province says it is issuing a stay-at-home-order effective Thursday at 12:01 a.m., which will require everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, like going to the grocery store or...