- Financial services
- Museums Foundation of Canada
- Retail Consortium Program
- Special Projects
- Young Canada Works
- Corporate Members
- Museum Directory
- The Award of Excellence in Philanthropy
- The Awards of Outstanding Achievement
- The Award of Distinguished Service
- The Fellows of the CMA
- The Barbara A. Tyler Award in Museum Leadership
- ICOM Canada's International Achievement Award
- Recognizing Canadian Museum Volunteers
- Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Young Curators Award
- Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!
CMA 2015 ELECTION TOOLKIT
Here is How YOU Can Get Involved in Support of Canadian Museums
You can help make sure that museums are on the agenda in your riding during this federal election and that candidates are committed to supporting and promoting Canadian museums.
Your action makes a difference in this campaign!
- To raise awareness of the contribution of Canada’s museums to the social and economic well-being of Canada and particularly your local community.
- To obtain the support of local candidates to develop and promote programs and policies that support Canadian museums and galleries following the election.
Know the Facts!
We have developed, in consultation with you, our members, key messages that address the museum community’s current issues. These messages can be used in any situation and with any political candidate during the campaign. The most effective approach is to be non-partisan and to give all candidates equal opportunity to respond.
Where Do Parties Stand on Heritage and Culture?
We have written to the leaders of the major political parties, informing them of the museum sector’s key priorities and messages, and have asked them for their views on supporting Canadian museums. We will be posting each party’s responses as we receive them on this page. Make sure to check back with us soon!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Announces Endowment Fund to Support Local Museums (Video)
NDP Outlines Commitments to Canadian Museums
Liberal Party Unveils Full Cultural Platform
Green Party To Ensure Sustainability of Museums
Bloc Québécois To Champion Museum Issues
Liberal Party of Canada response to CMA questionnaire
Ensure Museums and Galleries are Part of the Conversation
During the campaign, there may be several opportunities to raise museum issues with local candidates. If you are able to take advantage of these events, the ‘Key Messages’ document can be put to good use. Local events which may come up in your area include:
- All-candidates meetings and debates
- Radio call-in shows
- ‘Meet the candidate’ receptions
You can also write or e-mail your local candidates, and invite them to visit your museum to see first-hand the contributions it makes to the community, as well as understand your museum’s needs.
And don’t forget, social media is a powerful tool. Engage in conversations about culture and heritage, follow local candidates and party leaders, ask questions… and then share with your colleagues!
Use hashtags: #CDNpoli #canpoli #museums
Tips and Guidelines
Need some help? Here are a few tips and ideas to help you.
And Don’t Forget to Register!
Your vote on October 19, 2015 will make a difference. Make sure you are properly registered to vote in the Federal Election by visiting Elections Canada’s website. It only takes a few minutes!
For more information, please contact Audrey Vermette, Director, Programs and Public Affairs, or by phone at (613) 567-0099, ext. 225