Ontario Investing in Community Museums

Posted On Wednesday June 02, 2021

The Ontario government is investing more than $4.9 million through the Community Museum Operating Grant to support community museums across our province.

“Ontario’s culture sector continues to be impacted by the public health and safety measures necessary to keep people safe during this pandemic and this includes hundreds of museums across the province,” said Minister Lisa MacLeod. “Our government’s investment in community museums supports their continued contribution to local tourism, community well-being and lifelong learning – so that when it is safe to do so, they are ready to welcome back visitors and once again highlight how Ontario offers the world in one province."

The grant provides operating funding to eligible community museums, which may be used to fund staff salaries and museum maintenance, or for building and preserving collections, exhibitions and educational programs. This year’s funding may also help community museums meet their financial obligations, protect jobs and renovate facilities as they manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the Community Museum Operating Grant please click.