The CMA holds regular meetings with key officials, including the Minister of Canadian Heritage, department officials and Members of Parliament and the Senate. Meetings are also held with members of opposition parties.

The CMA has made formal presentations before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and to the Standing Committee on Finance for budget consultations, and is consulted regularly on key issues affecting museums in Canada.


August 2017 –  Standing Committee on Finance

The CMA made a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in response to its annual consultation in preparation of the next federal budget. This year, the Committee sought submissions on the topic of productivity and competitiveness. Our submission therefore presents recommendations for the 2018 budget in that context.

The submission is available here.

Information about the Committee’s consultation is available here.

June 2017 — Government of Manitoba

The CMA made a submission to the Government of Manitoba in response to a consultation on the development of a new cultural policy for the province. Our submission tied some of our current initiatives to questions raised in the government’s discussion paper

The submission is available here.

You can read the discussion paper here.


June 2016 – Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: The State of Canadian Museums.

Read the CMA recommendations to the Committee.

CMA recommendations to CHPC (pdf)


July 2012 - Funding Cuts to Parks Canada and the National Archival Development Program

Read CMA's letters to Federal Ministers James Moore and Peter Kent

Letter to Minister James Moore (pdf)

Letter to Minister Peter Kent (pdf)

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