Welcome to the Ontario Museum Association Museum Impact Survey 2018!

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey which  should take around 30 minutes.  These 30 minutes are a vital investment in the future of Ontario museums, as we work towards the goals of Vision 2025 for: Relevant & Meaningful Collections; Vibrant & Vital Museums; an Effective & Collaborative Workforce; and a Strong & Successful Sector. 

Why this survey now?
With your institution’s current information, we can make a strong case for support of museums by governments and funders. With changes across all levels of government, now is a vital time for coordinated action.

Museums must better demonstrate the impact of our sector on key priorities of current governments for more effective advocacy, including the E’s;  Education, Employment, and Economic Development. From these data, we will develop our key messages and compelling stories to influence policy and renewed funding.

The data collected will be confidential, and will only be reported in an anonymous and aggregated form. The survey results will be shared widely and will provide benchmarking potential and advocacy resources for individual institutions.

PRIZES
Complete the Museum Impact Survey by noon on December 20, 2018, for a chance to win one of three Holiday Bonus prizes for your institution:
· One $250 Apple Store Gift Card
· One full year OMA Institutional membership
· One Full Registration for the OMA Conference in Brantford, October 2019

How do I complete the survey?
Please take a moment to settle in with materials to assist you, such as staffing information and your latest annual report on your organization's operations, including financials.
Please note: The survey is a continuous scroll, so please do not use the Back or Refresh buttons, as you will lose your progress. You may use "n/a" if the question doesn't apply to your organization, or "0" in the case of numeric questions. 
You can read the survey questions and collect the information needed with a blank form (PDF) here. 
Please share this survey widely with other museums, galleries, and heritage sites in the province, but we request only one response per institution. 

Need help?
Additional information is available at https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/advocacy/MuseumImpactSurvey, including a glossary of financial terms from Canada Revenue Agency, and definitions from the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions.
Need assistance or have questions? Please contact the OMA Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, by phone at 1-866-662-8672 (Toll-free in Ontario), or 416-348-8672, ask for Christopher Shackleton (community@museumsontario.ca) and/ or Marie Lalonde (mlalonde@museumsontario.ca)

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* 1. What is the common name of your organization?

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* 2. What is the most powerful story that you tell to represent your institution's value, importance, and impact?  This response is open-ended and please feel free to share any comments, stories, issues, or insights.

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* 3. In order for us to communicate our sector's impact, please allow us to share your story of impact from above (Q.2)

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* 4. What is the official (legal) name of your organization? 

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* 5. What is the alternate name(s) of your organization, including bilingual forms? Please write as a list, separated by commas.

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* 6. What are the former or previous names of your organization (past ten years)? Please write as a list, separated by commas.

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* 7. What is the administrative mailing or P.O. address of your organization?

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* 8. What is the physical street address of your organization?

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* 9. What is your organization's general phone number advertised to the public?

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* 10. What is your organization's general public email address? (Leave blank if none)

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* 11. What is your organization's primary website address? (Leave blank if none)

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* 12. Please provide the contact information of your top non-elected, non-political operational manager/CEO/Executive Director.

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* 13. Please provide the contact information of your  Board/ Advisory Committee Chair. (Leave blank if none)

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* 14. How many Board or Advisory Committee members does your organization have? (Leave blank if none, enter a number only)

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* 15. Please provide the contact information of your  Head/ Lead Curator. (Leave blank if none)

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* 16. Please provide the contact information of your  librarian/archivist.  (Leave blank if none)

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* 17. What is the primary description that  best  describes your organization? Please check  ONE  only.

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* 18. What other descriptions could also apply to your organization? (Check   ALL  that apply)

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* 19. Does your collection include any Indigenous objects?

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* 20. Has your organization offered any  Indigenous exhibitions and / or programs in the past 3 years ?

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* 21. Do your programs and / or exhibits reflect any of the following content areas? (Please check  all  that apply.)

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* 22. Is your museum a shared facility with another cultural entity? (Such as an art gallery, library, historic site, or archive)

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* 23. To what degree is your museum content for the public  fully bilingual (French and English)?

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* 24. Is your museum mostly Francophone or Franco-Ontarian focused?

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* 25. Does your museum offer content in any other non-official languages? (Such as Mandarin, Cree, etc.)

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* 26. Please provide your organization's primary  social media addresses. (Leave blank if none)

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* 27. Please share your  financial numbers   (rounded to the nearest dollar) from your latest complete fiscal year. (Use ( 0 ) when none, no need for a $ sign) 

Definitions used are based on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions. Find the definitions here. (opens in a new window)

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* 28. Is your organization exempt from property tax

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* 29. Does your museum have a separate fundraising foundation or 'Friends of' group?

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* 30. How large is your total reserve funds and / or endowment ? (Rounded to the nearest dollar, use zero (0) if none, no $ sign needed)

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* 31. Does your organization have Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) charitable status?

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* 32. What is your governing authority? ( to whom your organization officially reports)

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* 33. Did your museum receive Community Museum Operating Grant (CMOG) funding in 2017?

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* 34. Has your museum ever been refused CMOG funding?

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* 35. Does your museum have a retail operation / gift shop?

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* 36. Does your museum have a food service operation (restaurant / coffee shop)?

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* 37. If your museum has a retail or food service operation, are they run by volunteers or paid staff?

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* 38. Please provide your annual personnel statistics. (Please use zero ( 0) if none, and estimate where needed) 

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* 39. Please enter the number of workers who were part of the following programs:

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* 40. Please indicate the number of  individual paid employees  in the following roles: 

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* 41. Does your organization have a union?

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* 42. What percentage (estimated) of your organization's paid employees receive group benefits from your organization?

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* 43. Does your organization provide professional development and / or training opportunities   for staff and volunteers? Check  ALL  that apply.

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* 44. Please provide your most recent annual attendance numbers:

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* 45. Please provide your most recent annual exhibitions, events, and programs numbers. (Estimate if needed)

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* 46. Does your museum offer programming linked to provincial JK- Grade 12 curriculum requirements? 

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* 47. Please estimate the number of academic and/or public research requests in the last full year.

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* 48. How many buildings / structures does your organization have in each age category? Please enter the number of buildings in each category below:

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* 49. Is your organization planning to undertake any infrastructure upgrades, renovations, or building projects in the next three (3) years?

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* 50. Is your museum accessible and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)  -compliant?

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* 51. Please estimate the degree to which your museum storage is standards-compliant and adequate.

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* 52. Please tell us about your collections. (Estimate where needed, put ( 0 ) if none) Definitions of terms used are found here:

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* 53. How many days of the  week  is your museum open?

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* 54. How many days of the  year  is your museum open?

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* 55. Is your museum only open for a partial year or certain season? 

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* 56. Any other comments on your museum's hours of operation

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* 57. For whom is admission free at your museum, and what is free to do? (Check  ALL that apply)

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* 58. Please provide your museum's lowest cost / basic membership fees for the following categories. (Rounded to the nearest dollar, no need for a $ sign, leave blank if no option )

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* 59. Please provide the cost of a single general admission in the following categories: (Leave blank if no option, or zero (0) if free)

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* 60. Does your museum offer free passes through the public library or other organizations? 

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* 61. Does your museum offer a paid pass that includes other partner museums or local sites/institutions/attractions? 

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* 62. Does your museum have any formal partnerships with other organizations? (Check   ALL  that apply)

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* 63. Please provide the contact information of the person filling out this survey, in case we need to follow up and to share the survey's results.

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