Taking Action during Federal Election 2021
As the voice of museums in Alberta, the Alberta Museums
Association is dedicated to advocating on behalf of our members to
achieve effective public policies and support for the sector.
That's why we are seizing the moment during this federal election
and making a focussed push in favour of a new, sustainable
government partnership framework.
In collaboration with the Canadian Museums Association (CMA), we
issued an open 2021 election letter to all party leaders, urging
them to commit to updating Canada's 30-year-old national museum
The letter describes the unique role of museums in today's Canada
and what an effective national museum policy would look like,
stressing our collective desire to establish a long-term
partnership with government that leverages and strengthens the
social, economic, and cultural value of museums.
We are now calling on you, our members, to help spread
- Read the full
- Share the letter with your network. Republish
it on your website, include it in newsletters, and post it on
social media. Consider tagging your local federal candidates and
using the hashtags #MuseumsMatter #elxn44 #canpoli.
- Visit the CMA's
Advocacy Initiatives page for regular updates on the election
and announcements and other developments of interest to Canada's
Click the links below to read our joint letters and news
We hope you will join us in our advocacy efforts by reminding
your candidates and elected officials of the vital role of museums
as leading contributors to the social, cultural, and educational
fabric of Alberta and Canada. The museum sector benefits with broad
public engagement, and when we speak with one voice, we are
stronger as a community!