The Peel Multicultural Council was established in 1977 as a response to concerns arising from a Social Planning Council report on immigrant needs in the Region of Peel. A group of ethnic leaders collaborated to facilitate positive community relations through providing resources, programs and services to residents of the region. The PMC deeply values Canadian diversity and strives to nurture a climate of trust and respect amongst all ethnic groups. In addition, The Peel Multicultural Council strives to implement innovative strategies to empower and assist marginalized community members, helping them to both be self-sufficient and accomplish their personal and professional goals. Today, The PMC continues to grow and has over 350 groups and individuals as members.