Celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding.
Folklorama promotes the ethno-cultural diversity of Manitoba through entertainment and public celebrations of culture and education. Folklorama provides the opportunity for ethno-cultural communities to promote and celebrate their intangible culture during the festival in August and year-round through our Ethno-Cultural Arts Divisions: Folklorama at Home, Folklorama at School, Folklorama at Work, and Folklorama at Play. We will understand and respond to the expectations of our members, stakeholders and the public and will be leaders in the festival community, the special events industry and the tourism industry of Manitoba. We will respect and recognize the contributions of our staff and volunteers and will create an environment that inspires fun, innovation and a sense of belonging.
Our basic foundation values are:
- Respect for people
- Appreciation for diversity
- Respect for culture
In the services that we provide and the products we develop and support, we will be known to be:
Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord
On June 20, 2017, Folklorama proudly became signatories with Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord. Folklorama is committed to reconciliation by taking steps to implement the Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada through the promotion of education related to the history and culture of indigenous people. Every year, Folklorama reports on what has been accomplished.