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...

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)...

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...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Canada Revenue Agency opens applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, opened the CERS to receive applications from qualifying organizations. These organizations can now apply directly for the subsidy for the period from September 27 to October 24, 2020 through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) My Business Account, or Represent a Client portals. Applications for...

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,...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Act – Online Public Consultation

Canadians are invited to share their views on key issues, such as: the rules on when federal institutions can collect personal information how federal institutions can use the information entrusted to them when federal institutions can share personal information with other federal institutions how key concepts should be defined...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Launching New Agency to Centralize Government Procurement

The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money. Supply Ontario will ensure that schools, hospitals, and the entire public sector always have the critical supplies and equipment they need...

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...