Canadian Museums Association (CMA)
The Canadian Museums Association is the national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museum community. We unite, represent and serve museums and museum workers across Canada. We work passionately for the recognition, growth and stability of our sector.
The Canadian Museum Association was established by a small group of people in Quebec City in 1947. Today, it has nearly 2,000 members.
Our members are non-profit museums, art galleries, science centres, aquaria, archives, sports halls of fame, artist-run centres, zoos and historic sites across Canada. They range from large metropolitan galleries to small community museums. All are dedicated to preserving and presenting our cultural heritage to the public.
Our members are also the people who work in and care about our museum. They include professionals, volunteers, students, trustees and interested friends. Our membership also includes foreign museum professionals as well as a growing list of corporations that support museums and the CMA.