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General Donation (Area of Greatest Need)

Donating to our General Fund allows the organization to be flexible to meet the needs of our clients and organization whatever they may be.

Social Enterprise Café

Think of your charitable donation to our Social Enterprise Café as an investment, not for generating a financial return but rather generating social benefit. This fund will assist in the start up costs as well as the maintenance of a newcomer-run social enterprise café.

Social Enterprise Catering

This fund will support newcomer-run restaurant businesses in connecting them with organizations in the community to cater their events. This fund will assist in start up costs as well as some maintenance such as kitchen rental costs.

Landscaping and Community Garden

Be a part of a green initiative that will assist newcomer families to learn about local produce, sustainability and the creation of community spaces for all. Funds received under this category will be allocated to the following projects: herb garden, teaching garden for newcomer children, beautification of the garden grounds to celebrate public community events.

Refugee Mental Health Supports

Studies on refugees in Canada noted an increased risk of PTSD and depression, an increased rate of mental health problems in refugee children, and an increased risk for psychotic disorders. Funds received under this category will be allocated to: one-on-one counselling and social group sessions.

Endowment Fund

We pride ourselves on the ability to offer talented, promising, and deserving adult and youth newcomers a bursary and scholarship programme. Newly created named funds will support the distribution of scholarships and bursaries to assist in post-secondary education, licensing or accreditation fees.

Afghan Resettlement Fund

Canada has committed to supporting and evacuating vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada who are fearing persecution. Your financial support is appreciated.

Norwex Reusable Face Masks on sale for $5 each (retail at 17.99 plus tax).

All proceeds of the masks will go towards our Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP). The masks can be purchased at at our centre located on 85 Church Street. Please email us at socialenterprise@folk-arts.ca to arrange a pick up.


You have the freedom to choose where you want your donation to go. Please type in the donation form box how you want to contribute.

Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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