About the OMA

Contact Information
Ontario Museum Association
Address: 50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L4
Tel: 416-348-8672
Toll-free: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
Values of the Association

Diversity, Inclusivity & Access: We believe the OMA and our members must engage with the diversity of people and groups represented in our communities, and facilitate access to all areas of museum work, including representation on our governing councils and among our staff.

Adaptability & Efficiency: We value being timely and effective in all our work, and the ability to respond to new opportunities that will advance the interests of our membership and enhance the position of Ontario’s museum sector.

Innovation & Improvement: We embrace forward thinking, challenging assumptions and considering new approaches. As thought leaders, we seek to provide progressive and inspiring resources and services for the sector, resulting in museums that are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their work.

Community & Collaboration: We believe in a united museum sector, and in this work, value the participation and engagement of our members. Our work and the work of our members is improved by meaningful collaboration and partnerships. We also value the pursuit of new relationships and new models of collaboration within the museum sector, the culture sector and with other sectors, industries and businesses.

Service ExcellenceWe seek to be supportive and responsive to our membership’s needs through continuous investment and improvement in the services and resources provided. In our work we will be transparent and accountable.

Our Goals
1) Recommend and develop, in collaboration with members and funders, new museum funding models that are relevant, adequate, equitable, and accountable.
2) Strengthen skills, knowledge, innovation and excellence in museum work.
3) Advance sector position through advocacy, research and stakeholder relations.
4) Ensure the vitality and relevance of the OMA.

Our Roles

Advocate: Create positive change for museums by proactively positioning and representing museums with stakeholders and funders.

Convenor:  The nexus of a strong network, building a more collaborative, professional and connected sector.

Professional Body: Provide professional development programs fostering continued professionalization of the field.

Thought Leader: Advance the museum sector through research and the promotion of internationally-recognized best practices.