Mission | Vision | Values

Our Mission
The Ontario Museum Association strengthens capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario’s museum sector, facilitates excellence and best practices, and improves the communication and collaboration of its membership. The Association advocates for the important role of Ontario’s museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations.
The Ontario Museum Association is the leading professional organization advancing a strong, collaborative and inclusive museum sector that is vital to community life and the well-being of Ontarians.

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 Excellence: We 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.