Cultural Harmony

The City of Richmond is actively involved in building cultural harmony in the community. By bringing people together in dialogue, arts and cultural programming or holding inclusive consultations, the City is committed to reducing barriers to participation and promoting a shared sense of community.

Cultural Harmony Plan

Cultural Harmony

In November 2019, City Council adopted the 2019-2029 Cultural Harmony Plan, which guides the City’s approach in enhancing cultural harmony among Richmond’s diverse population. This plan sets out five strategic directions and 27 recommended actions to be completed over a 10-year period.

Update reports for the Cultural Harmony Plan provide a high-level summary of the ongoing progress and achievements that the City has accomplished in partnership with Community Associations and Societies, the Richmond Public Library, and local organizations.
Cultural Harmony Plan 2022-2023 Update
Cultural Harmony Plan 2019-2021 Update  

Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee (RIAC)

The RIAC advises the City on initiatives that enhance intercultural harmony and strengthen intercultural cooperation in Richmond. RIAC’s intercultural vision is “for Richmond to be the most welcoming, inclusive and harmonious community in Canada.” Learn more about the RIAC and the City’s Advisory Bodies.

Doors Open

The City and community partners open their doors annually to the public to explore over 40 sites across the city, including museums, places of worship, green spaces, fire halls and many more, through the Doors Open event. This popular event helps to create cross-cultural understanding for community members of all ages.


Planner 2 (Inclusion)
Community Social Development