Category: News

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:  WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS: Workshop #1 – COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY Thursday January 28th 2021  The relationship between art and disability has a rich but complex history. Although disability arts as a sector has only recently been acknowledged and supported in Canada, disability arts as a practice by disabled artists...

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...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Support for Hydro Bills

To support people as they stay home during the Provincewide Shutdown, the government will hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour for all time-of-use and tiered customers on a temporary basis starting January 1, 2021. This low rate will be available 24 hours per...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Announces Province Wide Shutdown

After assessing trends in key public health indicators, Ontario is moving into a Province Wide Shutdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 on December 26, at 12:01 a.m. Amendments have also been made to O. Reg. 82/20 Rules for Areas in Stage 1. Please read the news release for...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period. Small businesses required to close or restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown will be able to apply for...

Federal Government announces wage subsidy rate increase to 75 per cent

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the government has concluded the necessary regulatory changes to raise the maximum wage subsidy rate to 75 per cent for the period beginning Sunday, December 20, 2020, until March 13, 2021. This support will be...

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry

The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque. As part of the government’s ongoing commitment to transparency, today the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)...

JOBLINE

This page contains a listing of employment opportunities of interest to OAAG 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...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is extending all orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) until January 20, 2021. This extension will support the safe delivery of health care and other critical services until COVID-19...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Supports Non-Profits Delivering Vital Services in Ottawa

The Ontario government is providing 32 non-profit organizations in the Ottawa area with nearly $2.9 million to help them rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s $83-million Resilient Communities Fund. The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Investing in Ontario’s Tourism Industry During COVID-19

TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing nearly $4.4 million to support the long-term sustainability of the province’s vital tourism industry. This funding will help deliver innovative, safe experiences, like virtual festivals and events, and support tourism operators as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19.  Lisa MacLeod, Minister...

Thank You for 50 Years

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries reaches a momentous milestone and looks to the future of art galleries. Article via Canadian Art...

OAAG/AOGA is proud to share the winners of the 2020 OAAG Awards

OAAG/AOGA celebrates Ontario’s art galleries at the 2020 OAAG/AOGA Awards For forty-three years, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art (OAAG/AOGA) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries. On Monday, November 30th, 2020, members of the visual arts community across the province...

Message from the Prime Minister of Canada on Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards

It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to the 43rd Ontario Association of  Art Galleries (OAAG) Awards.  Since its establishment, the OAAG has served as an essential voice for public art galleries in Ontario, while helping to maintain a high standard in the care and presentation of art. During this difficult period for...

The Executive Director of OAAG was part of the Art Gallery of Northumberland 2020 Spotlight Special – watch it here

Spotlight Special meets you in your home thanks to production support provided by Northumberland Makers and Splash Productions. This special 30-minute presentation will feature AGN’s executive director, Olinda Casimiro in conversation with community leader Lynda Kay, executive director of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Zainub Verjee, discussing the public...

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 2020 OAAG AWARDS

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art, (OAAG/AOGA) we cordially invite you to the 43rd annual OAAG Awards and to celebrate OAAG/AOGA as it marks its 50th year as an arts service organization. This year’s OAAG Awards will be a little...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Effective Monday, November 23 at 12:01am. The Ontario government is moving COVID-19 hotspots Toronto and Peel Region into lockdown. Art and Culture Sector such as museums and other cultural amenities (e.g., art galleries, science centres) are CLOSED in lockdown. Measures under Lockdown include, but are not limited to: Schools,...

OAAG Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) invites all members to attend our Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM (EST).  Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we will be hosting our AGM virtually on Zoom. To receive a Zoom link and call-in details, please submit...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: City of Toronto Mandating Stricter Restrictions

Updates City of Toronto Mandating Stricter Restrictions – Transitioning into Red Zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework as of November 14th: The new protections would come into effect at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday and include: Social gatherings should only be with those you live with and/or one or two essential supports...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Supporting Inclusive Communities for All Ages and Abilities

Ontario is investing $2 million over two years through its new Inclusive Community Grants program to strengthen communities and provide local opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities. Municipalities and local organizations can use the funding towards projects such as: undertaking local needs assessments to determine gaps in...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding the monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario has increased by 30,600 in October, marking the fifth straight month of overall employment gains. The total number of jobs created since June is 868,600,...