MCC Harmony

An inside look at the people, programs, and projects that make our community so welcoming.

Hello, World!
Welcome to the Multicultural Council Blog

By MCC Executive Director, Kathie Thomas | March 22nd, 2021

The mission of the Multicultural Council has always been to create a welcoming community, and one of our most treasured pursuits is to do so through community engagement. Working for and with residents and partners here in Windsor-Essex, and listening to and learning from their…

Windsor: Our Diversity is Our Strength

By City of Windsor Mayor, Drew Dilkens | March 22nd, 2021

One of the great honours for me as Mayor is representing individuals and families from a wide range of cultures and nationalities. Windsor’s close proximity to the United States, low cost of living, prosperous economy, abundant natural areas, warm weather and friendly residents have all combined to make it a destination…

Essex County: Newcomers Enrich our Community

By County of Essex Warden, Gary McNamara | April 3rd, 2021

Of all the events I attend in my capacity as Warden of Essex County, Carrousel of the Nations is easily one of the most rewarding, inspiring and educational. For more than four decades it has been a movable feast, celebrating the multitude of cultures that make Windsor-Essex so diverse and dynamic and allowing locals to travel the globe without ever leaving their region.

Non-profits during COVID-19: AM800 Interview

March 30th, 2021

Pam Mady, Manger of Communications for the Multicultural Council spoke with Patty Handysides of AM800 about some of the challenges faced by non-profit organizations during COVID-19 as well as the MCC Harmony campaign undertaken by the Multicultural Council. 

A Community Partnership Equation:
Enwin + MCC = Strength Through Diversity

May 10, 2021

Barbara Peirce Marshall, Communications Manager at Enwin Utilities explains the company’s unique partnership with the MCC and how it is propelling Enwin toward a workplace that is diverse, modern and welcoming to all.


My brain is an immigrant – Sereine Elbalkhi

July 18, 2021

When home won’t let you stay,
and you have to get away,
it’s something you thought you would never say!


My MCC Feature

By: Jordan Ouellette

August 20, 2021

My name is Jordan. I’m a 20 year old living in the Drouillard Road area. I’m a brother to two siblings and six step siblings and they all look up to me. I have struggled throughout my childhood to get to where I am at today and it wasn’t easy to do but I continued to push down the broken path to come out the strongest I could be.

Nupur Jhankar: A Community Heritage

October 28, 2021

Windsor has known the Nupur Jhankar group of Indian dancers for the last 35 years. We are a fixture at the Carrousel of Nations every year and our friendships with all our communities have danced a life time.


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