Advocacy

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.


New Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit,

The Government of Canada is proposing to introduce legislation for the new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, which would provide income support to workers whose employment is interrupted by specific government-imposed public health lockdown scenarios and who are unable to work due…

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Updated Dates for Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations

Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations **Please disregard this reminder if you have already submitted an application** The deadline for the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations under the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has now been extended until NOVEMBER 29! This funding will help heritage…

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Vaccine Certificate QR Codes Available for Download

Vaccine Certificate QR Codes Available for Download Ontario’s enhanced vaccine certificate with scannable QR code will be available for all vaccinated Ontarians to download. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have the enhanced vaccine…

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Ontario Capacity Limits in Select Settings

Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings In keeping with the government’s cautious approach, effective Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits will be lifted to allow 100 percent capacity in the following settings: Concert venues, theatres…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

GOG Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day serves as a commemoration and recognition of the tragic history of residential schools in Canada and honours the Indigenous…

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