CMA Awards 2020

We’re thrilled to have an awards program that recognizes the remarkable achievements and tremendous work of museum professionals across the country. Museums are such an integral part of their communities and these awards are a celebration of the important, yet often unnoticed, work of museums in Canada. Read more...

Outstanding Achievements

The Awards of Outstanding Achievement recognize exceptional museum projects in different categories including:

Distinguished Service

This recognizes significant contributions by individuals to the Canadian museum sector throughout the course of their careers.

Excellence in Philanthropy

This award recognizes the outstanding and innovative contributions a donor has proposed or funded to one or more Canadian museums.

Barbara A. Tyler Award in Museum Leadership

This award recognizes excellence in museum leadership within the Canadian museum community.

Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Young Curators Award

This award provides internships for young graduates that enhance learning experiences for curatorial careers in the visual arts.

Museum Volunteer Award

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums.

ICOM Canada’s International Achievement Award

Presented in partnership with ICOM Canada.

Thank you

Our sincerest thanks to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for allowing us to film at their museum for our special awards videos.