The mission of the Women’s Art Museum of Canada / Musée d’art de la femme du Canada (WAM / MAF) is to collect, preserve and present women’s visual art heritage. WAM / MAF’s purpose is to create interest in, knowledge of, and an appreciation and respect for this art by sharing the stories behind their cultural production.

WAM / MAF objectives are to provide a space for Canadian women artists by establishing and maintaining an public art museum and gallery; to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing public art exhibitions and presentations, and by providing a forum for Canadian female artists to exhibit and present their artistic works through participation in such events; to advance education by providing workshops on topics relating to Canadian female artists, and to their place in Canadian history; and to carry out activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes.