Dolf DeJong, CEO, Your Toronto Zoo, Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

TORONTO, ON, Friday, May 28, 2021: Earlier this week, the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) announced the election of eight new directors-at-large to the board of directors – one of them being your Toronto Zoo’s CEO, Dolf DeJong. Following the election held at their annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2021, three officers were elected from existing board members, bringing the board total to 11 members.

This follows an increase in the number of board positions from eight to 11, following a by-law change at a special general meeting held last December.

"Congratulations to Dolf DeJong. He will be an important part of the new diverse team of leaders from large and small institutions, as well as freelance and emerging museum professionals, from across the country,” said newly elected Board President, Michael Wallace. “I look forward to working with this new governance team focused on the CMA mission: Stronger museums. Engaged citizens. A better Canada," he added.

“I am honoured and excited to be elected to the board of directors with the Canadian Museums Association,” said Dolf DeJong, CEO, your Toronto Zoo. “I look forward to collaborating with members of the organization on important goals, including the development of a multi-year climate action strategy,” he added. 

The CMA is the voice for Canada’s vibrant museum community, from small, volunteer-driven organizations to cherished national institutions, and for the millions of Canadians whose lives are enriched by museums. The CMA advocates for public policies and support, building skills across the profession, and establish and inspire connections to strengthen and sustain museums.

Congratulations to the new CMA Board. For the full list of board members,


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