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

Raise awareness in Guelph of both local (Guelph and Wellington County) and national Black heritage as well as addressing social issues of importance to Black Canadian communities


  • 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.).