Like most successful companies, RMC Inc had humble beginnings. It started in 1977 in an apartment building-turned-office with one employee, a home built desk and an almost antique typewriter. Today, on the 19th floor of a skyscraper overlooking the heart of downtown Edmonton, we employ 40+ people, working in a high tech office on state-of-the-art Mac computers.
Our Five magazines (The Elementary Safety for Children, Drug Facts for Young People, The Teenage Survival Handbook, Green Planet For Kids, and The Children's Book of Celebration ) are available in selected areas across Canada. Artist Bob Hahn more recently designed the artwork and characters for our four accompanying websites - Drugfacts4youngpeople.com, Elementarysafety.com, Teenagesurvival.com and GreenPlanet4Kids.com to give access to everyone.
Advertising sales, layout, copy, artwork, invoicing, preparation and distribution, in fact everything but the actual printing is done here. Our company is made up of dedicated, hardworking individuals with strong community skills and involvement. A quarter of our employees have been with us for 10-30+ years and half for at least 5 years.
Together we form a caring team that continually strives to positively impact the lives of children. For over a quarter century we have been educating our youth with up-to-date information about safety, drug and alcohol abuse and showing them how to overcome the obstacles kids face as they grow up to become the adults of tomorrow. Our influence in the community is so strongly anchored that countless groups have integrated our books and now our websites into their programs year after year.
In the past two decades we have been nominated for the Canadian Solicitor General's Award for Crime Prevention, won the Alberta Solicitor General’s Award For Crime Prevention and our president has been nominated for Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year. The Ontario Block Parent Association produced a video for school demonstrations taken from our safety book called "Susan and The Secret Code" and we have been given a commendation for our part in reducing crime and finding missing children from the Victims Of Violence Association. We have also been members of the BBB for over 25 years.
In addition, our Elementary Safety Book for Children, Drug Facts for Young People and the Teenage Survival Handbook have been endorsed by the Mounted Police Foundation for over a decade. Through the ongoing partnership made up of local businesses, organizations and RMC Inc, children in all communities enjoy free access to quality educational materials either through our printed books or our websites.