Enbridge Partnership Helps Montrealers Embrace Art and Culture

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Enbridge Partnership Helps Montrealers Embrace Art and Culture

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With the support of a recent grant and long-term partnership from Enbridge, unveiled in early September 2013, the MMFA anticipates that its innovative program will enable another 20,000 people to pass through its doors over the next three years.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: Community Investment at Enbridge

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MONTREAL, Que. – Recent studies show that youth who participate in the arts are more likely to graduate from high school, lead healthier lives, and have fewer mental health issues. Research also shows that those from underprivileged communities are less likely to engage with the arts.

Just think of this Montreal Museum of Fine Art initiative, then, as an all-access pass for art and culture.

In September 2012, the MMFA launched the Coup de pouce aux familles (Lending Families a Helping Hand) program – which helps students and families remove the economic barriers that stand between them and art. By covering museum admission, art education fees, and transportation costs, the program is rapidly changing the perception that art museums are for the elite – and is helping those from underprivileged neighbourhoods experience the benefits and joys of art.

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Arts | Arts and Culture | Community Investment | Corporate Social Responsibility | Coup de pouce aux familles | Enbridge | Lending Families a Helping Hand | MMFA | Montreal Museum of Fine Art | csr

CAMPAIGN: Community Investment at Enbridge

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