Cheryl Blackman

Cheryl Blackman Portrait of Cheryl Blackman

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Method of contact: [email protected] 
Rates: Email me for quote
Available work methods: Remote (phone, videoconferencing available)

Cheryl Blackman is the Director of Museums & Heritage Services with the City of Toronto where she is responsible for the ten city-owned and operated historical museums, the city collection of historical objects, archaeological specimens, moveable fine art, and an extensive portfolio of heritage buildings.  Prior to joining the city in 2018, Cheryl served as the Assistant Vice President of Audience Development at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).  In her 14 years at the ROM, Cheryl’s leadership included management of the front of house and visitor experience, audience research, liaison to more than 1300 volunteers, and diversity, inclusion, and equity for the museum.  She established the ROM’s Community Access Network (ROMCAN) which she grew to more than 80 partnerships with community organizations.  Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and is a Fellow of Inclusion and Philanthropy from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  She is the Chair of the Board at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Areas of expertise (as it relates to RP)

  • Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion Leadership

Services provided (as it relates to RP):

  • Facilitation of Relaxed Performance training
  • Consultation services related to inclusion, diversity, equity and inclusion in the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) sector