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,...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Moves Public Health Unit Regions into COVID-19 Response Framework to Keep Ontario Safe and Open

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province intends to move Ontario’s public health unit regions to the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. The framework categorizes public health regions into five levels: Green-Prevent, Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict,...

SUMMARY: Virtual Viewing of Budget with Minister of Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod

Virtual Viewing of Budget with Minister of Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod – November 5th, 2020 at 4:00pm EST Full Budget and Action Plan please see link here https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/pdf/2020-ontario-budget-en.pdf  Today, Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover — the next phase of...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Minister Ng announces new measures to help Canadian small businesses access global markets amid COVID-19

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced new actions to help Canadian businesses grow while navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada launched the CanExport SMEs program—delivered through the Trade Commissioner Service—in 2016. As...

Provincial Update: Ontario to Release 2020 Provincial Budget on November 5

TORONTO — The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5, 2020. It will focus on protecting the health and safety of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed supports to families, workers, and employers, and laying the foundation for future growth, renewal and economic...

Digital Content Support

Deadline to Apply: November 3, 2020  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance and welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and...

Upcoming Program: Curator Conversations

CURATOR CONVERSATIONS:“INSTITUTIONS – REMNANTS, REBORN, RESETTLED” An Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG / AOGA) special event presented in partnership with the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET The event will be filled with networking and conversation on contemporary...

Provincial Update: Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Ontario is investing $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19. This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through and other innovative experiences.Funding may be used for...

Provincial Update: Government of Canada supports tourism in Prince Edward County

Parliamentary Secretary Kate Young announces $500,000 to strengthen the tourism sector in Prince Edward County and help the industry maintain jobs. With this support, Prince Edward County, in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce, will provide non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000 to local tourism-oriented businesses. The funds...

Recording: OAAG E.D. Speaks on Arts Service Organizations at Humber College

Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of OAAG, speaking on Arts Service Organization segment in a virtual tête-à-tête with Anne-Frost, Program Coordinator, Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. View the recording of the conversation here....

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday: October 19th, 2020

Join us October 19th for our OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Our Member Monday Meet-ups are an opportunity for OAAG/AOGA members to check-in with one another and discuss the challenges they are currently facing during the COVID-19 crisis. These meetings will not only offer peer-discussed solutions, but will be a...