BCMA Gathering 2023

Our Sponsors

 Haida Gwaii  |   September 25 – 28, 2023

We are grateful for the support of this year’s event sponsors:

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The BCGEU is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia with over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the public and private sector.

We trace our beginnings back to the early 1900s when provincial government employees formed an association to address their working conditions. Since then, our union has organized thousands of workers outside the government service. We’re continuing to grow.

About a third of the BCGEU’s membership works in the direct government service. Their jobs include protecting children and families, administering social assistance, managing natural resources, staffing provincial correctional facilities, fighting forest fires and providing the government’s technical and clerical services.

Our union is also proud to include thousands of members in health care, community social services, education, highways maintenance, casinos, credit unions, municipalities, regional districts and many other workplaces.

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The Gwaii Trust Society owns and manages a multi-million dollar trust fund for the benefit of all people on Haida Gwaii.

In 2022 the Trust provided over $2.8M in grants to individuals and organizations on Haida Gwaii to support food security and sovereignty, youth, community infrastructure and enhancement, Haida language, arts, travel, and education.

The BCMA is grateful to the Gwaii Trust Society for supporting the cost of local transportation during the Gathering. Thank you!

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Learn more about about Haida Gwaii Community Foundation


Travelling exhibitions produced by the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum provide ready-to-use historical content carefully selected by our specialists.

Modular and bilingual, with or without artifacts, our travelling exhibitions are designed to work with the realities of host institutions, accommodating the layout of exhibition spaces.

Wherever you may be, dive into the history of this country with travelling exhibitions from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Each year, this well-established program and its expert staff invite museums from across Canada, and around the world, to take their visitors on a journey through time. Through carefully selected images, interpretive texts, videos and objects, our exhibitions tell the military, cultural, social, political and sports stories that have shaped this country. Whether you choose an exhibition with artifacts, or one without, the wide array of available exhibitions can be adapted to just about any host institution. Modular and bilingual, our exhibitions generally include a detailed installation manual, a guide for interpretive programming and promotional tools. To learn more about rental fees and space requirements, or for more information about the exhibitions themselves, please refer to our travelling exhibitions brochure.

Canadian Museum of History Travelling Exhibitions

Canadian War Museum Travelling Exhibitions

Sustainability. Transition. Renewal. Community.


Hatlie Group is a consulting firm that works with non-profit and public sector organizations to clarify strategy and direction, strengthen operations, and support effective and efficient governance practice.

Our services include sustainability planning, strategic and business planning, community engagement and facilitation, project management, policy development, museum practice, digital strategy, and program review and design. We bring intentional conversations and tools for decision making, to help your organization on the path of change.

To learn more about Hatlie Group, visit hatliegroup.ca or get in touch at connect@hatliegroup.ca.

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Eos Lightmedia is a specialty design-build firm that pushes the boundaries with light and technology to transform the built environment.

Our award-winning team uses the latest in interactive lighting, audiovisual, and controls technology to create lasting experiences that inspire.

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We offer curatorial facilitation services in the areas of research, development and presentation of community-based arts programming for art galleries and museums. Community-based arts programming focuses on exhibitions, public programming, community engagement and the collaborations these projects create.

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Projects. Practice Support. Peers.

Canada’s first national collective of independent arts management and cultural planning practitioners.

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Imaging Loving your CMS.



CatalogIt is a comprehensive, secure, and modern platform for cataloging and managing your collections and publishing to the web to share your objects’ stories.

As a cloud-based CMS, CatalogIt reduces costs and empowers staff/volunteers to collaborate simultaneously- securely viewing and editing your records anywhere, anytime from mobile or desktop. Included with the subscription is the CatalogIt HUB, an easy web-publishing platform for quickly and selectively publishing your collections, making them publicly discoverable and searchable.

Cultural Resource Management Programs

The smart next stop in your career in the cultural sector.

Serving the educational needs of emerging and mid-career professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector for over 30-years, the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Programs provide the knowledge, skills and experience needed to support your professional goals. Current programs include the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, Professional Specialization Certificates in Collections Management or Visitor and Community Engagement, and new micro-credentials in Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector and Indigenous Cultural Stewardship, as well as a diverse range of courses accessible on an individual basis.

Learn more about the programs available:

Cultural Resource Management Diploma

PSC in Collections Management

PSC in Visitor and Community Engagement

PDC in Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector

PDC in Indigenous Cultural Stewardship


Carr McLean Limited


Proudly Canadian owned and operated, Carr McLean has been sourcing and supplying Archival products to Customers across Canada for more than 50 years.

We pride ourselves in offering high quality products quickly and efficiently. We encourage our customers to contact us at any time with suggestions and comments on our service levels or product suggestions.
Continuing to “Buy Canadian” where price and quality permits, we endeavour to source more and more local suppliers to pass on “home-grown” savings to you.

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The Community-Informed Digital Practice Session is sponsored by Ingenium Canada.

The Digital Innovation Lab, located in the state-of-the-art Ingenium Centre, is a collaborative hub for exploring innovative ways to improve access to museums spaces, collections, and experiences for all Canadians. Working with academia, start-ups, visitor-serving industries, and the accessibility community, the Lab explores emerging technologies, user experience and accessible design to create more inclusive experiences for everyone.

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples‘ Cultural Council is supported by legislation: First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Act

The mandate of FPCC is to assist B.C. First Nations in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts, cultures and heritage.

FPCC is committed to providing communities with a high level of support and quality resources. Our cultural heritage and the living expression of our identities, is integral to the health of all members of our Indigenous communities, as well as to the well-being of all British Columbians.

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Doug is a senior interpretive planner and exhibition designer, creating engaging spaces and experiences in museums, interpretive and science centers, zoos and aquariums. He combines a keen sense of story and a fresh design approach with excellent organizational skills, and the ability to facilitate collaboration amongst diverse teams.

• Group facilitation and collaborative project development
• Interpretive planning and exhibition design
• Project management of exhibition development, production and installation

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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage site

Gwaii Haanas is a Haida homeland. It is steeped in natural beauty and spirituality. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage site is also a place where the land, sea, and people have always been connected; Gina ‘waadlux̱an gud ad kwaagid: everything depends on everything else.

For 30 years, Gwaii Haanas has been cooperatively managed by the Archipelago Management Board (AMB), with representatives from the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation. Thanks to many good people working together, Gwaii Haanas is protected from the mountaintops to the sea floor. Preserving the natural beauty and fostering the continuity of Haida culture in Gwaii Haanas would not be possible without the relationships and collaboration with partners like Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum.

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We are inspired to create international recognition for local artists, and we are grateful for your support. Crystal Cabin Gallery represents over 30 local Haida and northwest coast artists, from emerging to renowned artists, in silver and gold jewelry, argillite carvings, printmaking, beading & wood carving. We are located 30 minutes north of the Haida Gwaii Museum at 778A Richardson Road in Tlell, Haida Gwaii.

Does your organization have a compelling story that could be told using a digital platform?

Digital Museums Canada’s 2023 Call for Proposals is now open!

Until December 1, 2023, eligible museums and heritage, cultural and Indigenous organizations are invited to apply for up to $250,000 in funding to create digital projects that engage current and future audiences.

Learn more at digitalmuseums.ca