Our Culture

Diversity

People, Excellence, Leadership, Team, Innovation

Richmond is a vibrant, rapidly developing city with a strong economy that has attracted thousands of its residents from around the world. Our population has the highest proportion of immigrants of any city in Canada. The City of Richmond recognizes the importance of mirroring
Jason - Careers
“Growing up in Richmond I’ve seen that the City gives a lot to the community in terms of fitness and parks and recreation. They also support the diverse culture that we have through providing a cultural diversity team during Chinese New Year, and by hosting different themed events for each part of our community.”
Jeffrey
Lifeguard/Instructor
this cultural diversity in our workforce in order to effectively serve the diverse needs of the community.

To support our commitment to workplace diversity, the City of Richmond offers a variety of intercultural awareness training initiatives to all employees to increase the level of awareness and understanding within the workforce. We have two, full-time diversity coordinators in Parks & Recreation, and we are working to incorporate diversity and cultural awareness as part of our Respectful Workplace Policy. We also provide a new immigrant welcome package to help new residents tap into the wide range of support services we offer.

Promotion of Diversity is demonstrated through:
  • Applying different problem solving skills towards a common goal
  • Building relationships with different community groups
  • Embracing diverse perspectives and approaches that foster innovation
  • Guiding decision making and planning through inclusion, cooperation, dynamism, integration, and equality
  • Providing equal opportunity in all areas of our work
  • Implementing systems and procedures that take into account individual differences in all aspects of our service and planning delivery

Learn more about our commitment to diversity through out City Policy and Administrative Procedures section.

Norman - Careers  "The best part of working for the City is the diversity acceptance. For me the attraction is that employees from various cultures and experience levels are employed by an organization that uses those skills to service a variety of cultures within Richmond. I could fit and be accepted for being different, a unique point of view the City could benefit from."
Norman
Emergency Programs Assistant
   
"I would recommend working for the City of Richmond. They treat you very well here; there's a feeling of family. I feel like this is my home, I have been working here for almost half of my life. I love the people I work with."
Mark
Supervisor, Public Works
Mark - Careers