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Hazel: 100 Years of Memories at Erin Mills Town Centre will be closed until January 26.

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January 4, 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit Update

Art Gallery of Mississauga’s (AGM) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit is now complete. In their report, The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) makes 76 recommendations

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), its leadership team, and staff are committed to ensuring that AGM remains an inclusive organization and has diversity reflected in all its aspects. Art Gallery of Mississauga contracted The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit in May 2021. RDR conducted the audit with the purpose of identifying anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion (ARAO-DEI) strengths and gaps at the AGM and to provide appropriate recommendations to support AGM’s journey of addressing and fostering inclusion organizationally.

The report is based on the analysis of the organization’s environmental scan along with qualitative and quantitative data collected through staff and stakeholder participation. The report offers constructive points in addressing systemic barriers and inequity issues impacting the DEI health of the AGM.

After input from audit participants and due analysis of the gathered data 76 recommendations have been provided to assist AGM in institutionalizing belonging, equity and inclusion. These recommendations have been categorized into three areas: Governance, Operations and Service Provision with the following actionable categories;

►Addressing overt bias and oppression
►Addressing favouritism and bullying
►Contortions in following policy and practice
►Board attitude and lack of governance understanding (past and present)
►Operational issues
►Communications gaps
►Irregularities in employee documentations
►Unrealistic expectations of staff to deliver on the job
►Lack of clarity about role and responsibilities
►Onboarding gaps
►Protocol based decisions related to hiring/recruiting board, staff and contractors
►Lack of empathy and compassion in organizational culture

The Regional Diversity Roundtable recognized that the AGM has been putting significant efforts into the change process. It further emphasized the need to remain focused on building on the commitment to inclusion. RDR recommended making ARAO-DEI education, training and implementation an ongoing and incremental priority.

Future actions include the AGM developing an ARAO-DEI Implementation Plan with clearly measurable goals and for the AGM to undertake the 2nd iteration of ARAO-DEI audit within the next two years. Steps are currently underway to respond to the recommendations. For a detailed recommendations update, email agm.connect@mississauga.ca.

 
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM)
Anna Gulbinski, ED Email: anna.gulbinski@mississauga.ca
Leslie Silvestri, Board President Email: agmbodpresident@gmail.com

The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR)
Varsha Naik, ED Email: rdr@regionaldiversityroundtable.org

 

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The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery that was founded in 1987, opening its doors in the new Mississauga Civic Centre that same year. The AGM presents a changing calendar of contemporary, thought-provoking, engaging and accessible exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists. We thrive alongside long-time partners and welcome new collaborators to always be presenting and encouraging those artists that are established, new and upcoming.

June 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has contracted The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit 

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), its leadership team, and staff are committed to ensuring that AGM is an inclusive organization and has diversity reflected in all aspects. Art Gallery of Mississauga has contracted The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit. AGM is making focused efforts on bringing art to Mississauga’s diverse community, employ innovative education, commence variegated art projects, and other forms of dialogue to advance critical inquiry and community connectivity to the visual arts. We engage, we create, we build.

This audit is being undertaken to further embrace inclusion, and remove any precedent-setting or existing diversity, and equity-related gaps at the AGM. This would serve a multifold purpose of strengthening the organization’s performance, enriching the working environment for employees and visitors, along with responding to growing community needs. This audit is an opportunity for AGM to develop an inclusive workplace culture, in which respect and positive recognition of differences are cultivated and enacted. It would further establish practices encompassing barrier-free experiences for individuals of varying identities and abilities.

Through this audit:

  • gaps will be identified and addressed
  • strategies developed to remove barriers
  • ensuring meaningful, consistent and measurable progress

AGM’s organizational capacity will be built through required policy development, training, recruitment, hiring, succession planning and retention changes. Further, programs and initiatives will be incorporated to enhance organizational learning from an anti-racist, anti-oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion framework.

For any questions and/or inquiry contact:

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM)

Anna Gulbinski, ED

Email: anna.gulbinski@mississauga.ca

 

The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR)

Varsha Naik, ED

Email: rdr@regionaldiversityroundtable.org

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery that was founded in 1987, opening its doors in the new Mississauga Civic Centre that same year. The AGM presents a changing calendar of contemporary, thought-provoking, engaging and accessible exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists. We thrive alongside long-time partners and welcome new collaborators to always be presenting and encouraging those artists that are established, new and upcoming.

Press and Press Releases

2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit Update | Art Gallery of Mississauga | Press Release

“Upcoming virtual events in Mississauga” | Toronto Star and Mississauga News |

Art of  a Young Nation: Bangladesh | Bangladeshi Artists make their way to the Art Gallery of Mississauga | Press Release

“She’s Still One of Us”: New Exhibit Pays Tribute to Mississauga’s Longest-Serving Mayor | CTV News Toronto | Scott Lightfoot reports

Warmington: Exhibit Puts Spotlight on “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion | Toronto Sun | Joe Warmington reports

Art Exhibit celebrating “Hurricane Hazel” | City News | Brandon Rowe reports | YouTube Video

Hazel: 100 Years of Memories | CHCH News | Sylvie Lendvay reports | YouTube Video

100 Years of Hazel McCallion: Art Gallery of Mississauga celebrates former mayor with photo exhibit | The Toronto Star | Alexandra Heck reports

Sweeping exhibit chronicles former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion’s storied life | Insauga | Declan Finucane reports

News Display Pays Tribute to Hazel McCallion | CP24

Community Foundation of Mississauga Grant for Hazel: 100 Years of Memories | Press Release

Hazel: 100 Years of Memories | Press Release

First Annual Juried Show | Press Release

Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi | Press Release

Back Open | Darkness Does Not Belong in the Shadows | Antidote | Press Release

The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit | Press Release

RBC Emerging Artists Love Lab Launches | Press Release

Qi of Water | Press Release

2020

VAM42 |Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

Autumn Issue Modern Mississauga 2020 | Modern Mississauga – page 24 & 25 | September 29th, 2020

Showcase focused on culture, diversity and inclusion: A Journey Through the Lands of our Lives

AGM Exclusive with SJM Magazine | December 2020

2019

Meet five creatives making art happen in the GTA | CBC Communications | August 22, 2019

AGM border crossings | Jake – Community Captured | April 11, 2019

Issue 19 – Spring 2019 | Mandy Salter – Modern Mississauga – page 22 | Spring 2019

border crossings Project by the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) Report by VNN | VNN Canada | April 16, 2019

Media Release | border crossings Project | April 5, 2019

niigaanikwewag at Art Gallery of Mississauga | Terence Dick – Akimblog | April 2019

لماذا تستخدم هذه المرأة الباكستانية معدات الطهي لتغطي بها وجهها؟ Mariam Magsi: Jahez|Dowry | Arabic CNN | February 17, 2019

VAM 41 Juried Show of Fine Arts | Discover Mississauga | Winter 2019

VAM’s 41st Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts | Mississauga News | Winter 2019

Border Crossings Project
by the Art Gallery
of Mississauga (AGM) report by VNN

Video by VNN Canada covering the Media Launch of border crossings: creating parallel histories. Featuring works by Sid Sharp and from the exhibit niigaanikwewag artists Joi T. Arcand, Shuvinai Ashoona, Catherine Blackburn, Aylan Couchie, Ruth Cuthand, Thirza Cuthand, Dayna Danger, Raven Davis, Bonnie Devine, Maria Hupfield, Nadya Kwandibens, Amy Malbeuf, Jane Ash Poitras, Ningiukulu Teevee, and Arielle Twist.  April 2019

 

beyond
Meet five creatives making art happen in the GTA

 

Beyond The Core is a digital series that highlights five people doing creative things outside of downtown Toronto. This series follows Roshanie, a DJ from Brampton, Guyson Kuruneri a photographer from Guelph, Golboo Amani, a performance artist in Markham, Sharada, a community activator and artist working in Mississauga, and Haviah Mighty, a Polaris Prize-nominated artist from Brampton.

Read the full story here: CBC News

Art Gallery of Mississauga graciously receives the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

border crossings: creating parallel histories

 

Sid Sharp

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