Please Consider Donating To This Community Effort

Every donation makes a difference. If you can contribute even $5, although we will gladly accept more, your contribution will go along way to making this project a success!  Simply click the donate now button to make a contribution, or if you prefer you can send a cheque made payable to the Central Station Education Initiative 30 Hellems Avenue, Welland ON L3B 3A7, or donations can be sent by e-transfer to

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Central Station Education Initiative is pleased to announce that we are now a Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Please let us know if you would like a charitable receipt. 

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Overview of the Community & Effect of the Project

Welland is a former heavy industrial city of 56,000 people within the Niagara Region. It has evolved from a multi-ethnic, blue-collar city of factory workers and small businesses into a bedroom community with fast-food strip and box stores. The city serves the Golden Horseshoe centres of Hamilton and Toronto as a still-affordable place for families and retirees, providing a healthy mix of long-time residents and newcomers. The Central Education Initiative project at the Welland Central Fire Station will reinforce the historical, cultural and commercial importance of the downtown while preserving a century-old architectural jewel. 

·  The station will become a home for firefighting buffs, artists, and not-for-profit groups. Its historical display will remind residents of the past and introduce newcomers to the evolution of firefighting and fire safety in Welland. In co-operation with the fire department and other services, it will provide a fire educational tool.

·  The Central Fire Station project will draw together a diverse community of established residents, newcomers and visitors. As an active downtown centre, it will stimulate and revive a section of the city in need of a lift. It will enhance existing downtown attractions such as city hall, library, courthouse, farmers market, historical museum and a recreational waterway (former section of Welland Canal) with walking and cycling trails.

·  By working with the downtown business community, our project will not only increase activity with a historical display, artists at work and not-for-profit services; it will also encourage local entrepreneurs to open small shops on neighbouring commercial area streets to reflect firefighting culture, artistic enterprises and social service activities at the Central Fire Station. 

The target markets for this project are:

·   Citizens of Welland and the Niagara Region

·   Families and children in Welland

·   Families and children throughout the Niagara Region

·   Seniors in Welland

·   Seniors throughout the Niagara Region

·   Tourists

·   Fire and Emergency Services personnel from throughout North America

·   Welland and Niagara Region businesses and Not for Profits

·   Historians and related researchers

·   People visiting Welland's Civic Square, the Welland market and/or Welland Museum events, all located in close proximity to the Fire Station·   

Please Consider Donating To This Community Effort

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If you have questions about the Welland Central Fire Station fundraising project, or the Central Station Education Initiative, or would like to donate or volunteer.