Niagara Cultural Capital of Canada
The Cultural Capital of Canada designation is awarded on the basis of a candidate community’s achievements and its ongoing commitment to culture. Designated municipalities must also propose a series of projects that celebrates culture and integrates it into overall community planning. The program’s objective is to stimulate sustained community support for culture.
Niagara’s Cultural Capital of Canada program is providing new opportunities for residents and visitors to experience Niagara’s cultural attractions and assets; improving access for children and youth to cultural activities through school and after-school programs; increasing awareness of Niagara’s history, identity and creativity among provincial, national, and international audiences; and creating a legacy that, in conjunction with Niagara’s comprehensive Niagara Culture Plan, will support the region’s creative workers and cultural industries.