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 Promotes Indigenous Culture, Innovation and Tourism

Province helps create new Indigenous Ingenuity exhibit in the North September 24, 2021 (via Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry SUDBURY — The Ontario government is providing $1 million to help Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) and Science North develop…

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Province Launches New Modern Ontario Business Registry

Online registry will provide simpler, faster, and better government services beginning in October August 17, 2021 – Government and Consumer Services Ontario is launching a new Ontario Business Registry on October 19, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for…

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FEDERAL UPDATE: The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)

The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), administered by Canada’s regional development agencies and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), is a $500-million national program that is part of a broader $1-billion package proposed in Budget 2021 to support the tourism sector in Canada.…

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