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September 18, 2019, 9:37 am

City of Richmond Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Cultural Harmony Plan

City of Richmond

RICHMOND - The City of Richmond has developed the draft Cultural Harmony Plan 2019-2029 and would like to hear feedback from the public on the proposed strategic directions and recommended actions. 

Richmond is one of the most diverse cities in Canada with over 60 per cent of its residents born outside the country. 

“The draft Cultural Harmony Plan demonstrates the City’s leadership in building on its social inclusion practices,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “It also signifies the City’s role in responding to the evolving needs of Richmond’s increasingly diverse population, which includes long-time residents, immigrants and newcomers.”

There are several ways for the public to participate, including three drop-in style open houses and an online survey.

The drop-in style open houses will take place at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road
  • Tuesday, September 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
  • Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Road

Residents can also visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca for information on the draft plan and to complete an online survey between Tuesday, September 10 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Printed survey copies will be available at the open houses. 

The purpose of this 2019-2029 plan is to find innovative and collaborative approaches that strengthen intercultural connections among Richmond’s residents, identify programs and services that address the needs of the city’s diverse population, and remove barriers to participation for Richmond residents, particularly newcomers and immigrants.

The draft Cultural Harmony Plan 2019-2029 was adopted by City Council on June 24, 2019 for the purpose of seeking public feedback. Community input received will be used to help finalize the Cultural Harmony Plan 2019-2029 that will be presented to City Council at a later date.

For more information and to download the draft Cultural Harmony Plan, visit www.richmond.ca/culturalharmony

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