The Intercultural Institute of Montreal is a non-profit research and social action organization, dedicated to promoting an ever-deepening understanding of cultural pluralism, intercultural relations and social change. Its scope is local, national, and international. Its programs include:
Research-action on pluralism and interculturalism.
Action towards the strengthening of grassroots social spaces and the reclaiming of peoples commons (reinforcing civil society).
Advocacy of peoples rights to cultural identity with a special focus on aboriginal and first nations.
Cultural studies on and advocacy of the knowledge systems of peoples, cultures and communities in the following area : health and healing, education, agriculture and food, economy and sustenance, environment and ecology, politics and social movements (e.g., human rights, womens movements, etc.) and spirituality.
Intercultural teaching and training for alternatives addressed to: educators and teachers; social and health-care professionals; community workers and activists; agents for international development and co-operation.
Production and providing of intercultural resource materials: publishing a journal (InterCulture), monographs and manuals; providing audio-visual resources; offering a fully-equipped library and documentation services.
Offering intercultural referral and consultation services.