Our mission and vision

Folk Fest sur le canal is a volunteer-based arts organization dedicated to enriching the south-west borough of Montreal through community partnerships, presenting concerts, and perpetuating the cultural landscape of the city.

Our mandate

  • Provide Montreal audiences programming in both official languages, featuring the finest roots and folk musicians from Canada and Quebec.
  • Provide performers with an opportunity to explore their creative expression in front of appreciative audiences.
  • Continue to add to the capital investment of the Lhasa de Sela Youth Bursary for Excellence in Music.
  • Treat our volunteers and staff, who are the heart of our organization, with respect and care, and provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Regard our sponsors as valuable members of our organization, whose support, desires, and input are honoured and sought in order to see the festival grow and flourish.
  • Propagate growth of the cultural fabric and initiate economic activity in the south-west borough of Montreal, the city at large, and the region in general.