Community Museums Get Funding For Staffing Help

Students in Timmins-James Bay are getting the chance to work in the heritage sector this year thanks to Young Canada Works. The Museum of Northern History in Kirkland Lake has been approved for 2 positions while the Englehart and Area Historical Museum gets 1.  

Charlie Angus says the federal government program works in partnership with the Canadian Museum Association.

"This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain work experience in their field of study while earning money at the same time."

Angus says museums are the lifeblood of the cultural community. "These are the places people gather for arts and culture. Museums are often the driving force in heritage based activities in communities. Timmins-James Bay is full of these hidden gems."

Angus encourages people to visit museums to learn more about the history of the area, and to find out what programs are being offered that may be of interest.