Advocacy is a critical pillar of our service to the membership. GOG’s advocacy initiatives impact the sector on a local, provincial, and national scale. We work vigorously on behalf of not only public art galleries but also on behalf of the visual arts and cultural sector in Canada. GOG advocates to the Ontario Provincial Government and the Canadian Federal Governments to make changes to policy and legislation and increase public awareness of a particular issue affecting arts and culture. We are part of numerous Advocacy groups such as the PASO-OPSA Coalition and other networks. We play a leading role in these advocacy groups and initiatives for the sustainability of the sector.

Ontario to Gradually Ease Public Health Measures

Ontario outlines steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures beginning January 31, 2022 The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, today released details of steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures,…

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Ontario Launches Virtual 2022 Budget Consultations

Ontario Virtual 2022 Budget Consultations: People invited to submit their ideas to help attract investment, build Ontario Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the launch of 2022 Budget consultations and encouraged Ontarians to share their ideas for making Ontario the…

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Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Province announces the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program Applications are opening January 18, 2022 for the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program.  The new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program supports businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response…

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Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant

Ontario Providing Support for Small Businesses As part of a comprehensive plan to support workers and businesses, the government is announcing an Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step…

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Local Lockdown Program Expanded

The Canadian Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for the Local Lockdown Program, as well as the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit Local Lockdown Program The Local Lockdown Program is a way businesses, charities, and non-profits affected by a qualifying public…

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