The Council was formed as a follow-up to the special activities organized by the Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario (MANWO) in 1985 to mark the International Youth Year. The Council's success can be attributed to a youth-to-youth approach to reach out to peers. This approach engages children and youth, giving them a voice to reach out to their peers and use positive influence to make a difference. Youth from all backgrounds make up the Council's board of directors who run the Council's affairs.
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The Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) has provided a voice for youth in Thunder Bay and small isolated communities across Northwestern Ontario for about 25 years.The Council was formed by a group of youths who participated in activities organized by the Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario (MANWO) to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Year in 1985.
The Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario (MANWO) is a regional umbrella organization for multicultural groups and ethnocultural communities in Northwestern Ontario.
The idea of forming MANWO came from recommendations by delegates at the first Northwestern Ontario Regional Multicultural Conference held in Thunder Bay in February, 1979.
The Multicultural Youth Centre (MYC) was established in 1992 to serve as the Regional Multicultural Youth Council’s head office. After ten years in Victoriaville Mall, the Youth Centre was forced to move because we lost our funding from bingo revenues after the Thunder Bay Casino opened downtown. The Multicultural Youth Centre provides a variety of services and resource materials for children and youth.