Brock to partner with Niagara Folk Arts

MEDIA RELEASE: 8 August 2019 – R00125

Brock University is set to formalize a partnership aimed at helping newcomers to Niagara through research, outreach and support services.

The University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre in St. Catharines on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

First launched in 1970 as the Folk Arts Council of St. Catharines, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is a charitable not-for-profit organization with a mandate to support and assist the ethno-cultural and newcomer community in Niagara through a broad range of programs and services.

The MOU will solidify a partnership between the two organizations, which have collaborated together on numerous projects over the years. Both Brock and Niagara Folk Arts aim to address localized newcomer challenges as well as larger issues of equity, diversity and inclusion through a mix of academic and community-based approaches.


What: Collaboration announcement and MOU signing

When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.

Where: Robertson Hall, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, 85 Church Street, St. Catharines

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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