"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Canadian Government Invests in Canada's History

Guelph Macdonald Stewart Community Art Centre photo credit: fadedgenes/via Flickr

OSHAWA, Ontario, Nov. 9, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Museums and related institutions in Ontario will be able to continue to tell Canada's story and share art and heritage collections, thanks to investments from the Government of Canada. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament (Oshawa), made this announcement today at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

With this funding, Ontario heritage institutions and workers will continue to preserve and present heritage collections and develop, display, and circulate exhibitions of significance to all Canadians.

The Government of Canada is supporting 21 projects from organizations including the Homer Watson House & Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Algoma University, the Peterborough Museum and Archives, the City of Niagara Falls, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in the preservation of our history," said Minister Moore. "By supporting these projects in Ontario, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and allow better access to our heritage, arts, and culture."


"With these investments, communities in Ontario and beyond will have greater access to our heritage," said Mr. Carrie. "By supporting these organizations, our Government is safeguarding Canada's treasures and contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of Ontario."


The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $974,350 through the Museums Assistance Program. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

Museum Assistance Program

The Museums Assistance Program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario $30,000 (2011-2012) $47,400 (2012-2013)
Toronto University of Toronto - Justina M. Barnicke Gallery $148,850 (2011-2012)
$169,150 (2012-2013)
Toronto Ontario Museum Association $42,800 (2011-2012)
Toronto Ontario Association of Art Galleries $35,700 (2011-2012)
Kitchener Homer Watson House & Gallery $11,790 (2011-2012)
Thunder Bay Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art $69,510 (2011-2012) $21,090 (2012-2013)
Meaford Corporation of the municipality of Meaford $10,600 (2011-2012)
Ottawa Corporation of the city of Ottawa $19,300 (2011-2012)
Toronto Centennial Centre of Science and Technology $18,950 (2011-2012)
$3,450 (2012-2013)
Niagara Falls City of Niagara Falls $3,600 (2011-2012) $30,700 (2012-2013)
Kingston Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation $6,000 (2011-2012)
Oshawa Robert McLaughlin Gallery - Hairstyles and Fashions in Quebec: Portraits of Women, 1790-1860 $12,400 (2011-2012)
Oshawa Robert McLaughlin Gallery - William Brymner: Artist, Teacher, Colleagues $13,900 (2011-2012)
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario $9,660 (2011-2012)
Kleinburg McMichael Canadian Art Collection $15,000 (2011-2012)
Guelph Macdonald Stewart Community Art Centre $29,500 (2011-2012)
Cayuga Lower Grand River Land Trust $9,900 (2011-2012)
Kitchener The Museum - Ideas Transcending Objects Fund $11,500 (2011-2012)
Peterborough Peterborough Museum and Archives $14,800 (2011-2012)
Sault Ste. Marie Algoma University $102,950 (2011-2012) $49,550 (2012-2013)
Toronto Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles $36,300 (2011-2012)

TOTAL: $974,350


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