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Essentials

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (CMA)
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (Canadian Museums Association (CMA) resolution from the 2019 Annual General Meeting – NOTE:  All museums are encouraged to embrace this statement and policy position which includes acknowledgement of the unjust treatment of Indigenous communities.

 

 
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) LGBTQ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) LGBTQ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion is excited to announce the release of Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, and Coworkers. This expansive set of guides approaches trans inclusion from various perspectives in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Whether you are somebody preparing to transition, an institution that values inclusion, or a museum professional who just wants to see the field become a more welcoming space, download the toolkit today!

Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusive Museums  (Ontario Museums Association, 2016)

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to be a member of the Canadian Museum Association’s Advisory Committee to create Canada’s first: ‘Introduction to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion in Canadian Museums’ draft. This document will help us help launch a series of inclusive strategies to help guide cultural institutions across Canada on how to engage, reflect, and celebrate diverse Canadian communities.

 

LGBTQ2+ Inclusion in Canadian Museums (Canadian Museums Association)

LGBTQ2+ Inclusion in Canadian Museums draft document is intended as an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion for Canadian museums, which will help launch a series of inclusive strategies to help guide cultural institutions on how to engage, reflect, and celebrate diverse Canadian communities. This is not a final document. It has been reviewed by the CMA LGBTQ2+ Working Group and is currently under community review.

 

Neighbourhood Arts Network

Neighbourhood Arts Network Arts Equity Toolkit.

 

Working With Gender Diverse Artists– New Resource from BC Alliance for Arts and Culture

Other Canadian Museums Association Cultural Diversity Publications 

 

Case Studies from the Field

Roundup (Issue 265): Cultural Connections: Promoting Diversity  (BCMA, Summer 2016)

The ArQuives

Canada’s largest LGBTQ2+ Archives

 

 

 

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