Mission Statement:

To restore and maintain the historical British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church building as a community cultural and spiritual gathering space and promote Guelph and Wellington County’s distinctive place in Southwestern Ontario’s rich Black heritage.

Vision Statement:

Enhance the awareness of the Guelph community regarding its Black heritage and the role of Guelph and Wellington County.


  • Provide the community the opportunity to learn about our community’s Black heritage by staging presentations during Black History Month, Emancipation Day and throughout the year. These presentations may include talks/lectures from members of the community, displays of newspaper articles, posters and books, dramatic presentations and poetry readings.
  • Be a resource for the community by providing space for events, workshops, meeting space for clubs etc.
  • Provide members of the community with rental space for summer day camps and live events (weddings, concerts, etc.).