Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council was founded in 1969. We are a Hamilton-based non-profit organization committed to the nurturing and promotion of ethnic awareness, and diverse cultural heritage throughout Canada.
To co-ordinate the efforts of all ethnic organizations and interested individuals in developing Canada’s Folk Arts and Heritage.
To preserve the Folk Arts heritage and traditions of the people of Canada.
To educate and outreach students as well as the general public by implementing various cultural, folk arts, and heritage programs.
To benefit the community at large by organizing special cultural events, educational workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitions.
To foster the creative expression of folk arts.
To provide the opportunity for an exchange among the various cultures; thereby promoting knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures.