MEDIA ALERT: British Council Canada launches its 2017 cultural program

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ -


The British Council, the United Kingdom's international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will be launching its 2017 cultural program.

The line up includes 10 large-scale projects across Canada that highlight themes such as diversity, identity and the transformational power of the arts. The launch will provide an exclusive overview of the program and will be presented in collaboration with partners from Canada and the UK.


Mariya Afzal, Country Director, British Council Canada

Marah Braye, CEO, Harbourfront Centre

Alain Mongeau, Founder and Director, MUTEK

Melissa Mongiat, Co-Founder, Daily Tour les Jours

Devyani Saltzman, Director, Literary Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Sarah Garton Stanley, Associate Artistic Director, English Theatre, National Arts Centre

Gaëtane Verna, Director, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


May 2nd, 2017

9:30am – 11:00am


The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West

Toronto ON


The British Council
Founded in 1934, the British Council is the United Kingdom's international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council is a global organization with more than 200 offices in over 110 countries and territories. The Council touches the lives of around 500 million people every year – almost a tenth of the world's population. In Canada, the British Council has two offices and works across Arts, Education, Society, English and Exams.

SOURCE The British Council

For further information: For editorial assistance, interviews or pictures contact Amber Ciolfe at Zenergy Communications at 416.591.5461, 1.866.440.4034 or

Organization Profile

The British Council

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890