Business Education Council of Niagara to Wind Down Operations by March 31, 2017

Posted Jul 20th, 2016 in Programs, Business

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Over the past 5-years program changes, combined with the loss of programs has limited BEC’s capacity to operate.


St. Catharines, ON (July 19, 2016) - The Board of Directors of the Business Education Council of Niagara (BEC) has decided to wind down its operations by March 31, 2017.

“This was an extremely difficult decision by the Board and it was made only after an exhaustive review and a great deal of consideration,” said Snezana Popov, the President of BEC. “The Board is sincerely grateful to all the committed staff that work tirelessly to deliver programs on behalf of our funders to improve the lives of our clients and to support our community partners in programming.”

Over the past 5-years program changes, combined with the loss of programs has limited BEC’s capacity to operate.

By selecting March 31, 2017, BEC intends to close out its current programs while supporting the transition of its clients to other programs.

“The support that we have received over the years from the community and our funders has been tremendous,” Popov said. “We are fully committed to working with them to find new avenues of support for our clients.”

About BEC:
Business Education Council of Niagara (BEC) has a long history of service to the community. Formed in 1987 as the Niagara Peninsula Industry Education Council, BEC is a non-profit corporation that initiates active communication and partnership between business, education, government and community organizations to address challenges in Niagara. In addition to relationships with Niagara's school systems, BEC provides employment support services for Niagara's unemployed and provides the infrastructure support for a variety of community projects.

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  • A great community service to keep everyone informed. Thank you for this!
    Louise M.

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