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A Key Messages Update is published monthly and includes items from the Board, Museum Advisory Council (MAC), and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented under each of the four Strategic Plan Goals. Subscribe to our Key Messages.

Key Messages of the Month-June 2021

Key Messages of the Month-June 2021

Posted by Sabrina on June 17, 2021

A Key Messages Update will be published monthly and include items from each of the committees and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented by each of the four Strategic Plan Goals.

Communication & Strategic Planning

  • Virtual Town Hall: The Virtual Town Hall is scheduled for September 22 at 7pm. This Town Hall will present the plans for achieving the next Strategic Plan and will be an opportunity for the community to provide feedback and make recommendations for additions to this plan. This will be a registration event via Community Consultation webpage and will be on zoom. [C4.3]
  • Micro-Survey Launch: A number of micro-surveys have been designed and released in print for those picking up materials and online. These surveys are assisting the Staff to plan for the 2022 budget as well as will inform the Strategic Planning process. [OC2.2; C4.3]

Organizational Capacity

  • Budget 2022: Following the Council presentation on June 1, the Board met to discuss the options for proceeding with Council’s recommendation for an Agreement to be completed between Council and the Board for the annual budget to be based on the Tax Levy. The Board authorized the CEO to move forward with the drafting of this Agreement and return with a draft at the next Board Meeting. [OC2.2]
  • Staffing Model: The Board reviewed the CEO’s report on the staffing model. This included preparation for the Salary Study presentation to the Board and where improvements could be made that would achieve the Employer of Choice Objective. [OC3]

Service Excellence & Administration

  • Ribbons of Remembrance: Both the L.E. Shore and Craigleith Heritage Depot locations have displayed 215 ribbons at the locations. This was covered in the Collingwood Today. These ribbons are specifically to recognize the 215 children found at the Kamloops Residential School earlier in the month, but represent the many children who have been lost and are yet to be recovered at such institutions across the country. Our community is encouraged to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and become involved. [SE4] 
  • REEL History Wins Silver Telly Award: The REEL History series won the highly acclaimed international Telly Award for the Craigleith Fossils. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable commercials and non-broadcast video and television programming. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The museum was competing with the likes of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angles and the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria, B.C.  We will be receiving our silver award in the coming months and proudly display it at the museum along with the other awards the film series has won. [SE3.1] 
  • Calling all Artists! As a GLAM the Gallery at L.E. Shore fills a mandate to support local artists and artisans. The Arts and Culture Council are currently accepting applications for the 2022 Exhibit Schedule to show in the Gallery. The Municipal Art Program applications were also extended through June 30th for the Fall 2021 annual installation at the Municipal Town Hall. [SE3.7]
  • The Daughters of Aataentsic book launch will happen on June 21, National Indigenous People’s Day.  Dr. Katie Labelle will be presenting along with the members of the Wendat/Wandot Advisory Council.  This work is a new method of collaborative history that traces the life stories from seven generations of women across North America, including from here in South Georgian Bay.  Registration is open now to those wishing to attend. [SE3]

Vibrant Spaces & Capital Campaigns

  • Leonard E. Shore Meaford Community School Salvaged Art: Among donations received this month is a large artwork presented by L.E. Shore to the Meaford Community School which has recently been demolished.  It represents the astrological signs connected to the seasons.  It will be catalogued, cleaned and repaired before making its reappearance as a permanent installation at the L.E. Shore branch. [VS1; SE3.2]

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