The Canadian Museums Association advocates on behalf of Canadian museums and professionals in the sector in order to help increase the value of museums to society. This can involve activities in support of campaigns such as International Museums Day, organizing Hill Days on Parliament Hill, organizing meetings with government officials, and appearing before Parliamentary committees on museum-related issues.

Advocacy initiatives

Visit this section of our site for links to the CMA’s various advocacy initiatives in support of the museum sector.

Election 2019

The CMA worked with provincial and territorial museums associations to highlight the importance of museums during the 2019 federal election. Read more about these activities.

Hill Day

Organized annually by the CMA and partners, Hill Day is an opportunity for the museum community to raise awareness of and connect with Parliamentarians about museum issues.

International Museum Day

Organized on and around May 18 each year, International Museum Day is an opportunity for organizations around the world to raise awareness of the important role of museums.

Past advocacy efforts

This section of our site contains information about past advocacy efforts.