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29 Aug 2013  |  One Comment >>

We invite the public to join us the first Thursday of every month at the Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd.) from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
If you are concerned about poverty in Richmond, affordable housing and transportation that is accessible for everyone, please come and share your ideas!

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19 May 2016  |  No Comment >>

This latest report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that First Nations children are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than kids in any other demographic in Canada. The exact percentage calculated is 51 per cent, with that number rising to a startling 60 per cent for children living on reserve. Click here to download the full report.

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20 Apr 2016  |  No Comment >>

Considering 82 per cent of British Columbians believe the proposed $10 a Day child care plan would be beneficial to parents, it’s somewhat surprising that we don’t yet have anything concrete in place. The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC have just released their 2016 update of the plan reflecting the current federal landscape and new enthusiasm of residents across the province.
You can read latest materials on the website.

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18 Mar 2016  |  No Comment >>

Richmond PRC has signed onto an open letter calling upon the federal government of Canada to perform an environmental review of the proposed George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, and to consider alternative courses of action such as focusing on public transit.
You can read the entire letter on the Wilderness Committee website.

Services »

16 Mar 2016  |  One Comment >>

Did you know income taxes are due April 30? Whether or not you have any income to declare, it’s still important to file your taxes to ensure you’re receiving all the benefits and services that exist in the Canadian tax system. Luckily, there are plenty of organizations in and around the Richmond area offering free income tax preparation help for low income individuals ($30,000 annual income or lower, $35,000 with one child) and families ($40,000 dual annual income or lower). Please refer to the list below.
• ACORN Canada (2-630B Carnarvon St.): Monday to Saturday year-round. Call Akber at …

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3 Mar 2016  |  No Comment >>

Ever wonder how much it costs, on average per month in B.C., for a nutritionally-balanced diet? In 2015, that number is $974, or $60 more than it was in 2013. This is one of the many facts laid out in the BC Provincial Health Services Authority’s report on food costs released last month. Click the link above for more.

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19 Feb 2016  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this week, senior economist Iglika Ivanova examined this year’s BC budget ahead of its release to the public, and broke it down into 11 points in a post on Policy Note. Some notable takeaways include the fact that disability benefits are only rising by $77 a month after a nine-year freeze; B.C. remains the only province without a poverty reduction plan; MSP premiums are going up again in 2017; and there is still no concrete measures being taken to address child care affordability. Read the entire article by clicking the link …

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20 Dec 2015  |  No Comment >>

In one of his early moves as the new prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau has demonstrated that he, and the Canadian government, is committed to coming up with a national poverty reduction strategy. Earlier this month, he addressed an official mandate letter to Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, instructing him to make the issue a top priority.
Canada Without Poverty (CWP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty across the country, commented on the matter.
“This is an important step by the new government, and one we warmly welcome. …