Cultural Capital of Canada: Award Criteria and Background

Cultural Capital of Canada LogoEach year the Government of Canada, through the Cultural Capitals of Canada program, recognizes municipalities that demonstrate excellence in cultural achievement, integration of culture in every-day life and commitment to building a cultural legacy for the future.

Niagara's culture fulfills all these aims, as stated in entry "Crossing Boundaries: Niagara's Creative Spirit".

As proud winner of this award for 2012, Niagara Region will partner with the Department of Canadian Heritage to invest in a wide range of cultural events celebrating Niagara culture past, present, and future.

These events will celebrate, support, and sustain the cultural community in Niagara by:

  • Investing in Niagara culture
  • Expanding access to cultural programs
  • Strengthening community connections
  • Advancing cultural development and partnerships
  • Integrating culture into municipal life and planning
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