CMA Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

RESOLUTION to CMA Annual General Meeting

April 11, 2018


The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) believes that museums, art galleries and related institutions have a responsibility to consult, advocate, engage and collaborate with communities to help build a diverse and socially inclusive world.

The CMA recognizes its responsibility to respect the dignity of its members and those it serves in museums, and cultural institutions and their audiences regardless of race, creed, nationality, ancestry, language, religion, age, colour, geography, socio-economic status, disability, family status, social condition, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, political or religious belief.

In efforts to redress many injustices including the legacy of residential schools and to contribute to the process of reconciliation, the CMA affirms the importance of a renewed commitment to promote reconciliation and to determine the level of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The CMA Secretariat is currently located on traditional unceded Algonquin territory. The CMA extends sincere appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory in mutual respect and gratitude.

 

Moved by:  Barb Cameron, Director

Seconded by:  Jack Lohman, Vice-President