Mayor's Advisory Committee for Black History
Advisory committee or task force
The Mayor's Advisory Committee for Black History will provide advice to Council regarding the feasibility of establishing a national black history museum within the City of St. Catharines.
A St. Catharines Black History Interpretive Centre Survey is now available to the public for the purpose of gauging interest and support for this study. Your participation in this survey is appreciated and your opinions valued.
To be determined by the commitee.
- To investigate the feasibility of establishing a national black history museum within the City of St. Catharines
- To research and investigate the potential audience of such a facility
- If such a facility is feasible within the community, investigate the best location in the City of St. Catharines
- To investigate opportunities for funding to establish a national black history museum
- To investigate opportunities for on-going operating funding for a national black history museum
Membership is open to citizens who reside and/or are property owners in the City of St. Catharines and who are 18 years of age or older.
Voting membership consists of 10-12 members, including representatives of stakeholder groups and volunteer members of the public.
Members shall observe all corporate policies of the City of St. Catharines with respect to the Code of Conduct and harassment policies, and make every effort to attend all meetings.
The committee will exist for a term of two (2) years, at which time the need for it will be reassessed.
Councillor Jeff Burch
Councillor Mathew Siscoe
Rochelle Bush - BME Church / Salem Chapel
Ada Summers - BME Church / Salem Chapel
Donna Ford - Central Ontario Network for Black History
Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw - St. Catharines Museum Advisory Committee
Gord McGinn - St. Catharines Museum Advisory Committee
Meeting Schedule & Location(s)
Committee meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month at either City Hall or the St. Catharines Museum.