Community

OMC is committed to inclusivity and recognizes differences such as ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, income, and ability. Rooted in the concept of interculturalism, OMC works to enhance community cohesion by sponsoring collaborations built on sharing, trust, and mutual respect.

What is Interculturalism?
Interculturalism is the notion that we all benefit from communication between diverse groups, allowing us to build on interactions to form relationships, and helping us to create a safe, trusting, cohesive community.
(Nasar Meer & Tariq Modood 2012)

What is Community Cohesion?
“Common values and purpose in a society, including a sense of belonging and solidarity for people from diverse backgrounds”
(Cheong et al. 2013 Pp. 28)