The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is committed to working closely with stakeholders to foster a strong network of collaboration and communication between related organizations, both nationally and internationally. The CMA values these partnerships and recognizes them as essential to meeting common objectives.

The CMA also supplies some organizations with membership support for a fee on the basis of cost-recovery, including services such as office support, membership data management, mailings, and/or office space. The CMA currently supplies management services to the International Council of Museums Canada, and the Canadian Art Museums Directors' Organization.

Provincial and territorial museums associations

Alberta Museums Association

Association Heritage New Brunswick

Association of Manitoba Museums

British Columbia Museums Association

Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island

Association of Nova Scotia Museums

Inuit Heritage Trust — Nunavut

Museums Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Museums Association of Saskatchewan

Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Ontario Museum Association

Société des musées du Québec

Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Canadian partner organizations

Alliance of Natural History Museums

Canadian Fund for International Understanding through Culture

Canadian Art Museums Directors' Organization

Canadian Association of Science Centres

Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums

ICOM Canada

Organization of Military Museums of Canada

The Department of Canadian Heritage

Visual Arts Alliance

International organizations

American Alliance of Museums

Museums Galleries Australia

Museums Association (U.K.)

International Council of Museums