Inclusive Community Programs
The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program operatesÂ six unique programs: the annual Diversity Dialogue Conference, our Diversity Assessment Service, Richmond in 3D interactive theatre, the Diversity Education Series, the Diversity Talent Show project and Safe Harbour.
For more information call 604-248-0433
Diversity Dialogue Conference
Three years ago we focused on how to create a Richmond where we all belong. Two years ago we focused on how to create harmony in Richmond. One year agoÂ we focused on standing up against discrimination in Richmond and this year we will focus on intercultural sharing and understanding. The fourth annual diversity talent show will be happening in the Spring of 2013. Please check back here for more details soon.
Diversity Assessment Service
Richmond is one of Canadaâ€™s most culturally diverse cities. Skilled professionals come from all over the world to live and work here. Does your organization have a plan to recruit and retain a talented workforce? Â Does your business have the resources to examine policies and procedures to ensure cross-cultural understanding in your work team?
We can help you build a more welcoming and inclusive workplace.
RMCS offers a Diversity Assessment Service, which pairs local businesses, non-profit organizations or groups with an RMCS Diversity Facilitator. Â Our Diversity Facilitators work with you to review your organizationâ€™s human resources and operations policies, and conduct staff surveys. Â We celebrate your organizationâ€™s successes, and work together on areas that could be improved. Â Diversity Assessments can be tailored to any organizationâ€™s needs or budget.
To learn more about our Diversity Assessment Service, pleaseÂ contact usÂ today.
Richmond in 3D
Richmond in 3D uses innovative forms of engagement to support community-based dialogue and action on diversity, anti-racism and immigrant settlement issues of concern to Richmond residents.
The project involves Richmondâ€™s high schools, community groups, service organizations and workplaces, engaging a broad diversity of ages, cultures, faiths, and more.
Richmond in 3D workshops and events are tailored to meet the needs of the participants; a playback theatre experience and small group dialogue form the foundation. Participants share life experiences and expertise in safe, respectful and creative ways, building such skills as deep listening, open communication, and collaborative problem-solving. Participants build mutual trust, gain insights on their challenges and breakthroughs, identify goals of importance to them, and explore effective actions to achieve their goals. Â In this way, Richmond in 3D workshops and events foster leadership and the creation of harmonious multicultural communities, schools and workplaces.
Richmond in 3D is dedicated to creating positive, sustainable social change. One way it is achieving this is by leading the creation of a Richmond Playback Theatre troupe. Members will be drawn from Richmond residents and reflect their diversity. Richmond Playback Theatre will carry forward and facilitate the community-building work started by the 3D project and other initiatives.
For more information about Richmond in 3D, or to book your workshop, contact usÂ today.
Diversity Education Series
In business today, itâ€™s all about the ROI: the Return on Inclusion.
RMCSâ€™ Diversity Education Series is a set of workshops that deal with diversity and cross-cultural issues in the workplace and is led by RMCS Diversity Facilitators.
To learn more about our Diversity Education Series, please contactÂ us today.
Cultural Club Diversity Talent Show
The second annual Grand Finale of Culture Club Diversity Talent Show was on Thursday February 28 2013. There were 3 workshops to explore diversity between November and January, 3 auditions to perform in January and February and the top 10 finalists performed at Gateway Theatre. This project provided youth in a Richmond an opportunity to explore and celebrate diversity, inclusion and culture through the arts. The top 10 acts ranged from aerobatics to poetry to traditional Indian dance to a classical Chinese zither.
Get involved! To learn more, or to volunteer, pleaseÂ contact us today.
Safe Harbour: Respect for All is about a vision in action: creating opportunities for businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to create more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.
The Safe Harbour designation within your organization is an announcement to diverse employees, as well as to the community, of strong commitments to providing equitable treatment and actively welcoming diversity. Organizations interested in becoming certified are invited to sign on to three key commitments:
Equitable Treatment for All: welcoming all clients and/or customers in a respectful manner. If a concern is expressed regarding a lack of respectful treatment, employers and staff take steps to address it.
An Immediate Safe Place: for someone experiencing discrimination in or near the worksite which may include a place to sit, a glass of water, a phone to use, and access to a list of resources.
Prepared Employees and Worksites: preparing all managers and staff to implement these commitments.
â€śOur City of Colours is a supporter of Safe Harbour and has benefited hugely by Safe Harbourâ€™s education on equitable treatment and respectable environment. The organization shares Safe Harbourâ€™s admirable ideal of celebrating diversity. Our City of Colours thanks the Richmond Multicultural Community Services for the workshop.â€ť â€“ Our City of Colours
I AM RICHMOND is a project of Richmond Multicultural Community ServicesÂ Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces and Communities Program.