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3 Dec 2019  |  No Comment >>

Good news from Disability Alliance BC. See below.
The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) has sent out a letter to their clients that as of January 1, 2020 the Ministry will no longer require clients between the ages of 60 and 64 to apply for federal early Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement benefits in order to be eligible for income or disability assistance or to avoid a reduction in the amount of their assistance.

If you will be under 65 years of age as of January 1, 2020, you …

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21 Nov 2019  |  No Comment >>

Please support the upcoming Richmond Shoe Memorial on Dec. 6 at the Richmond Cultural Centre — the event commemorates women victims of violence and the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in 1989.

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16 Nov 2019  |  No Comment >>

Every October, the Homeless Connect event is a sort of one-stop shop of services connecting those in need with help. RPRC chair De Whalen details this year’s event below.
During Homelessness Action Week, on Oct. 17 the Richmond community came together to welcome guests at the 11th annual Richmond Community (Homeless) Connect at St. Alban Anglican Church. About 65 people who are without an address or in precarious circumstances attended. They enjoyed the services provided by 30 community agencies and numerous volunteers such as haircuts, foot care, dental hygiene, chair massages …

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10 Oct 2019  |  No Comment >>

Below is a note from our friends at the BC Federation of Labour.
 
On Friday, October 4, 2019 the BC Federation of Labour held a strike coordination call concerning the dispute between Unite Here and four downtown Vancouver Hotels – Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, the Westin Bayshore and the Hotel Georgia.
How can you help?
Unite Here will be holding a large scale mobilization on Thursday, October 10th at 5 pm at The JW Marriott Parq at 39 Smithe St. Please begin mobilizing your staff and members to attend this important event. Bring …

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12 Sep 2019  |  No Comment >>

With elections coming up, help ensure the incoming government develops a policy that encourages a food system that is sustainable, where no one goes hungry, and where food is healthy.

Register for the Eat Think Vote campaign taking place at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 26 for an opportunity to talk to federal candidates on local food issues including, access to healthy, local food, school food, poverty reduction, sustainable food systems and other food security issues that matter to you the Richmond community.
Organized by Institute for Sustainable …

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6 Sep 2019  |  No Comment >>

The 10th anniversary of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will be the week of Sept. 16, starting with the delivery of boxes and or flyers to homes and business throughout Richmond and then the pick up and delivery of all food to the Richmond Food Bank on the 21st (cash donations may only be made directly to RFB).This year people with an interest in serving in the community are invited to make this amazing work grow even bigger. Last year over 560,000 pounds was collected throughout the province and the goal for 2019 is 600,000.The need is …

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18 Aug 2019  |  No Comment >>

Can’t wait for Culture Days to check out “Hope Beyond Homelessness,” the inspiring play by the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee? Exploring the real human cost of homelessness through poetry, song, drama, music, photography, art and personal stories, the performance will also take place one week earlier at the St. Alban Anglican Church (7260 St. Albans Rd., Richmond B.C.) fundraiser on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $15, to purchase please send an email to info@richmondprc.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.