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Stop Proposed Cuts To The Children’s Museum

ePetition 2016

About City of Winnipeg Funding

Did you know that the Children’s Museum receives much-needed funding from the City of Winnipeg? In 2015 this grant was $120,000.

These funds are significant in helping us provide creative learning experiences at the museum for the children and families in our community.

Imagine our disappointment when we learned that the City of Winnipeg Museums Board submitted its 2016 grant recommendations to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks on October 9, 2015, in which they proposed a 25% cut to the Children’s Museum’s funding, which amounts to an overall decrease of $30,000. This cut will affect the Children’s Museum’s ability to deliver programs and services to our community.

The Children’s Museum has already made significant cuts to our staffing and operating budget in the past. If the 2016 City of Winnipeg recommended budget cut stands, we will be faced with difficult decisions that could directly impact our visitors and programming – such as limiting or eliminating non-revenue generating programs (like the Free2Play Access Program that provides free museum visits and services to under-supported children in our community) – or increasing museum admission or membership rates as we look for ways to keep our budget balanced in 2016.

We want you to know that although we are making our voices heard regarding this proposed cut, we need your voices to join ours in order to make an even greater impact.

If you value the impact the Children’s Museum has on your social or professional wellbeing – then we need your help. TELL THE CITY THAT YOU SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. TELL THE CITY THAT YOU ARE OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED FUNDING CUT TO THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM.

If you have any questions or concerns, I would certainly welcome hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Sara Hancheruk
Executive Director
204.924.4001


What You Can Do

Make Your Voice Heard

Sharing your feedback does not have to be difficult or time-consuming.

Choose the approach that is most convenient for you from any of the following options:

1. SEND AN EMAIL OR LETTER OF SUPPORT TO CITY COUNCIL

Let your City Councillor and Mayor Brian Bowman know that you are not happy about the recommended decrease in funding to the Children’s Museum and the negative impact it will have on your child(ren), your family, and/or your business. Write your own personal message or download this Letter of Support (click on link to open, then right-click on image and choose “Save Image As” to save to your desktop) and forward it via email it to both your City Councillor and Mayor Brian Bowman.

For a current list of City Councillors and their contact information, click here.

2. CALL YOUR LOCAL CITY COUNCILLOR

Call your local City Councillor and let him or her know that you are not happy about the proposed decrease in funding to the Children’s Museum, and describe the impact it will have on your child(ren), your family, and/or your business. Your comments or message can be as detailed or as brief as you would like – just call your City Councillor and let him or her know that you are opposed to the Children’s Museum proposed funding cut.

For a current list of City Councillors and their contact information, click here.

3. SIGN THE E-PETITION

It takes less than 15 seconds to add your name to our e-petition. Share this link with your family and friends. Use social media to help make this message go viral. Sign the e-petition and we will ensure your message is delivered to City Council. Every signature we get matters, and we want to indicate that we have received the support of our community in our plea.

Click here to sign the ePetition.


City Council Contact Information

Let your City Councillor and Mayor Brian Bowman know that you are not happy about the proposed decrease in funding to the Children’s Museum and the impact it will have on your child(ren), your family, and/or your business. Download this Letter of Support (click on link to open, then right-click on image and choose “Save Image As” to save to your desktop) and email it to your City Councillor and Mayor Brian Bowman.

City Council Contact Information

Mayor Brian Bowman
Email the Mayor’s Office | Phone: 204-986-5665

Mike Pagtakhan, Deputy Mayor | Point Douglas Ward
Email Mike Pagtakhan | Phone: 204-986-8401

Janice Lukes, Acting Deputy Mayor | South Winnipeg – St. Norbert Ward
Email Janice Lukes | Phone: 204-986-6824

Scott Gillingham | St. James – Brooklands – Weston Ward
Email Scott Gillingham | Phone: 204-986-5848

Brian Mayes | St. Vital Ward
Email Brian Mayes | Phone: 204-986-5088

Marty Morantz | Charleswood – Tuxedo – Whyte Ridge Ward
Email Marty Morantz | Phone: 204-986-5232

Jeff Browaty | North Kildonan Ward
Email Jeff Browaty | Phone: 204-986-5196

Shawn Dobson | St. Charles Ward
Email Shawn Dobson | Phone: 204-986-5920

Matt Allard | St. Boniface Ward
Email Matt Allard | Phone: 204-396-4636

Ross Eadie | Mynarski Ward
Email Ross Eadie | Phone: 204-986-5188

Jenny Gerbasi | Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry Ward
Email Jenny Gerbasi | Phone: 204-986-5878

John Orlikow | River Heights – Fort Garry Ward
Email John Orlikow | Phone: 204-986-5236

Devi Sharma | Old Kildonan Ward
Email Devi Sharma | Phone: 204-986-5264

Cindy Gilroy | Daniel McIntyre Ward
Email Cindy Gilroy | Phone: 204-986-5951

Jason Schreyer | Elmwood – East Kildonan Ward
Email Jason Schreyer | Phone: 204-986-5195

Russ Wyatt | Transcona Ward
Email Russ Wyatt | Phone: 204-986-8087

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