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19 Jul 2016  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this month, the Richmond Centre for Disability launched the Supports for Independent Living project aimed at putting people in the “driver’s seat of their life.” To do so the project focuses on two streams — one providing resources for career development, and the other for community participation. Coordinators will assist those taking part in everything from discovering a new career path engaging in a new recreational or volunteer opportunity. For more information, call 604-232-2404, email Louise or Kathie, and/or have a look at the brochure.

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6 Jul 2016  |  No Comment >>

Join the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) this September 17. The event delivers food and financial support to local food banks in B.C. — volunteers will be collecting food in more than fifty communities across the province.
Last year, over 440,000 pounds of food was collected by more than 5,000 volunteers, valued at approximately $1,100,000, and was sorted and delivered to community food banks. The goal this year is to collect over 600,000 pounds. Even more volunteer participants are anticipated from dozens of partnering businesses, churches and volunteer organizations who will visit …

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23 Jun 2016  |  No Comment >>

We read often about poverty affecting demographics such as children and seniors, but one group that isn’t addressed nearly as much as it should be is the queer and trans community. People who identify as LGBTQ deal with high levels of poverty and marginalization as well  — for example, one in four queer and trans youth are forced out of their homes due to severe family conflict. Queer and trans youth are also twice as likely to live in unstable housing, moving three or more times in a year.
The BC Poverty …

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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.

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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 …