Regina Multicultural Council
Regina Multicultural Council will be the champion and recognized leader in the Growth, Development, Support and Education, in the promotion and celebration of cultural diversity.
To educate the public about different cultures and foster positive relations between communities through increasing public knowledge and appreciation of different ethnic groups' art, culture, language and traditions.
Respect: RMC will be sensitive to the diversity of cultures and traditions as it builds relationships through recognition, acceptance, open-mindedness and equality.
Innovation: RMC aims to find new ideas and progressive approaches in establishing and building relationships with our stakeholders to foster growth.
Commitment: RMC will honor and respect the cultures and traditions of our diverse community.
Professionalism: RMC will conduct itself with trust, integrity and responsible leadership.
Teamwork: RMC will collaborate and work together to achieve common goals through flexibility, sensitivity, and tolerance.
The Regina Multicultural Council was first established in 1965, when it was the Regina Folk Arts Council, with a mandate to develop folk arts and other projects for the Province’s Diamond Jubilee (1965) and Canada’s Centennial (1967). In 1973, the name was officially changed to the Regina Multicultural Council; today, the RMC serves as an umbrella organization to over 40 member groups representing approximately 15,000 people.
What We Do
RMC supports and encourages our members in their activities and initiatives, as well as our own. Just as our organization has seen much growth in its years, our programs continue to make strides in the community, enabling culture to be at the forefront of our city and providing opportunities for the residents of Regina to be engaged in multicultural activities. Special events which have created great visibility for the RMC have included Multicultural Day at Wascana Park, Grey Cup Ceremonies (2003 & 2013), Centennial Celebrations (2005), the Saskatchewan International Tattoo (2008), the Olympic Torch Run (2010), the Honouring Tree Project with the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (2011), and Regina Pats & RMC Present Multicultural Night at the Brandt Centre.
Our Continuing Education Scholarship assists youth who are pursuing secondary education, while recognizing their involvement in the multicultural community. RMC also participates in the Cathedral Village Arts Festival and the World Class Players World Cup Soccer Tournament.
However, RMC is probably best known for organizing and hosting Regina's annual 3-day multicultural festival, Mosaic: A Festival of Cultures.