Encourage the development of the arts and cultural community in the region
Conserve a structure with very significant architectural and heritage value – the former Highgate United Church – through its adaptive re-use as a cultural and community centre
Foster the continued existence of the village of Highgate in Chatham-Kent as a thriving community
Become a “must see” Hwy 401 gateway centre to Chatham-Kent



Create an exciting venue for three inter-related types of quality programming:

Performing arts
Visual arts
Community service programs.


The Objects for which the Corporation is incorporated are:

To establish and operate a community centre to be used for workshops, programs, athletics, drama, art, music, handicrafts, hobbies and recreation for the benefit of the general public.
To produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.
To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places, senior citizens’ homes, churches, community centres and educational institutions and by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances.
To provide instructional seminars on topics related to the performing and visual arts.


Government Registrations:

The Mary Webb Cultural and Community Centre is incorporated in the Province of Ontario as a Corporation Without Share Capital, approved as a Charity-MGS, Letters Patent issued January 12, 2011, Ontario Corporation Number 1836397.
The Mary Webb Cultural and Community Centre is registered federally by the Canada Revenue Agency as a Charitable Organization, Registration Number 82719 0201 RR0001, dated June 15, 2011.
Canada Revenue Agency Business and HST Registration Number 82179, 0201 RT0001.


First Annual General Meeting, October 20, 2011