As communities across the province begin to plan for an uncertain future and ultimate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy is more important than ever.

The 2020 Provincial Election is a critical opportunity to tell the story of the impact of our sector and to urge government to take action to ensure museums, galleries, and cultural centres can continue to support their communities. To support members in their advocacy efforts, the BCMA, together with its Advocacy Committee and its partners, has prepared a number of new advocacy resources.

New 2020 Provincial Election Resources:

Sector Partner Advocacy Resources:

We encourage members to review changes to the Lobbyist Transparency Act before engaging in any provincial advocacy activities. Since the 2017 provincial election, new regulations have been established to increase transparency with respect to who is lobbying the BC government. Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society has a free webinar recording that outlines these changes. We encourage members to review these changes before engaging in advocacy work, especially if you are engaging in advocacy as a paid staff person, representing your organization.

Lastly, the provincial election is October 24th – make sure to vote and ensure that our sector’s voice is heard!