Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) was originally founded as the Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society in 1985. RMCS began as an advocacy group to support newcomers facing barriers and challenges with settling in Richmond, as well as facing discrimination and racism.

RMCS is run by our Executive Director, Parm Grewal who oversees the operation of the organization. We have a highly qualified staff of 15 who speak over 15 different languages.

We also have the support of over 250 committed volunteers (who are more like family)!

Our vision is for a harmonious and inclusive society that values equality and diversity. At RMCS our mission is to foster intercultural harmony through leadership, collaboration, and quality service delivery.

Today, RMCS provides a variety of services to immigrant and refugee communities in Richmond. RMCS plays an important role in the settlement, education, and integration of immigrants from the day they arrive in Richmond. We strive to welcome newcomers by assisting with their initial settlement needs such as language development, job search skills and networking skills within the community

We host a wide range of programs and community events to facilitate and promote multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusiveness in Richmond. Please visit our Stories to see what people are saying about their experiences with RMCS.

While you’re here, take a moment to consider the perspective of a newcomer and how you can help.

Meet our Board of Directors by clicking here!

Contact us at 604.279.7160 for more information.