News and announcements


June 14, 2019

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and its Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Vanda Vitali, are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms.  Anne-Marie Hayden to the position of  Deputy Director, Public Affairs and Museum Advancement.

Ms. Hayden has 24 years of experience delivering communications and marketing services to the public, private and non-profit sectors, and 18 years of executive and management experience. Prior to joining the CMA, she was Executive Director, Communications with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She was a member of its executive management board and responsible for all external and internal communications, including an extensive public education program. She served many Commissioners, each with their own vision for the mandate. In addition to her government experience, she was a public relations consultant for several years, providing services to various clients, including professional associations and other organizations in the non-profit sector, as well as in the cultural sector specifically.

“I am delighted Ms. Hayden has joined the CMA,” said Dr. Vitali.“As we go forward, I believe her communication and leadership expertise, as well as her collaborative and results-oriented nature, will help the CMA in its efforts to advocate effectively for our museums’ interests.”

Ms. Hayden is scheduled to start with the CMA on July 2, 2019. Her responsibilities will include overall management of projects and programs that serve the museum community in Canada. She will oversee public affairs, marketing and advocacy activities and work closely with the Executive Director on government relations. She will be the association’s key spokesperson, ensure delivery of the Young Canada Works program, and liaise with funding agencies.

“Museums and the professionals who work in the area play such a valuable role in our communities. I’m inspired by the CMA’s mandate and vision for the future,” said Ms. Hayden.“I am very much looking forward to working with CMA colleagues and the organization’s many stakeholders to help encourage an even greater appreciation for its contribution to society.”

About the CMA:
The Canadian Museums Association is the national organization for the advancement of Canada's museum community. The CMA works for the recognition, growth and stability of the sector. Canada’s 2,600 museums and related institutions preserve our collective memory, shape our national identity and promote tolerance and understanding.

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.