Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility
This Giving Tuesday, let's scale up the socially responsible
work that museums do!
Join us this Giving Tuesday to raise awareness and champion your
support for the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility.
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This Award is the vision of Dr. Robert R. Janes to support and
further the work of museums that are solving community issues and
promoting health and well-being. Together with the AMA, our
ambitious goal is to create vibrant and sustainable communities by
investing in programs that effect real social and environmental
change, and which have the potential to create public benefit on a
The Award was made possible through an initial donation
from Dr. Janes, who continues to provide funding to the Award,
and relies on additional community funding to continue directly
supporting museums that are true contributors to the social,
cultural, and educational fabric of Alberta. Award recipients
will be museums that do things differently, demonstrating
leadership in building museums as true community spaces affecting
our environmental and social landscapes.
Each year, a $3,000 award will be provided to one Alberta museum
that has worked with social service groups or community
stakeholders to create positive change for a locally identified
social or environmental issue. Funds are provided to support
museums with proven track records in order to investigate what
makes their programs work, scale up their activities, and create
models that will allow their innovative work to be replicated