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17 Jun 2018  |  No Comment >>

Greetings Friends of the Richmond Poverty Response Committee:
You are cordially invited to a special public forum on Tuesday June 26, details are attached.
Our project, called  “Communities Mobilizing for Justice-Addressing Poverty through Dialogue to Action”  has created a space for lived experience experts (the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee) to learn and practice speaking out on issues that affect them daily. Since January they have been learning self-advocacy and leadership skills through art and literacy, thanks to generous funding from the Vancouver Foundation, Richmond Community Foundation, the City of Richmond and …

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29 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

Summer is almost here! Send your child to one of these cost-friendly camps around the Lower Mainland found in our updated 2018 guide, many offering financial assistance to those who need it. Also included are listings to different organizations that may provide additional funding.
Please send us a note if we’ve missed anything!

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15 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

A note from our friends at RUSH in regards to a rally taking place this Thursday. Please see below, and sign up on the Facebook event page if you plan on attending. Thank you!
 
Greetings Richmondites United for Supportive Housing:
We finally have confirmation that Richmond city council will be holding their Open Meeting on Supportive Housing Thursday, May 17 — this is the date we have all been working towards. You can register to speak from 6 p.m. on (there will be a sign-up sheet inside the hall just outside the …

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3 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

Join YVR food and beverage workers to let management know that workers’ need a $15 minimum wage now — not in four years as the province has committed to — and job retention for all YVR contracted workers. Other major western seaboard city airports such as Seattle and San Francisco already have living wage policies in place.
Please meet at the bottom of the escalator from the SkyTrain station inside the domestic terminal, departure level at 2:30 p.m. today.

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21 Mar 2018  |  Comments Off on From NIMBY to YIMBY: action planning forum March 21 >>

Greetings Richmond PRC friends and colleagues:
As you know, the province is intending to partner with the City of Richmond to build 40 supportive modular housing units with 24/7 support services for the most vulnerable people in Richmond struggling to find a stable place to live.

However, this supportive housing may be under threat. It is important to show Richmond City Council that the community is in support of this project, which will help people move off the street into a supportive environment. The Richmond Poverty Response Committee has agree to act as …

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28 Feb 2018  |  No Comment >>

An afternoon of discussion on living wage will be taking place on Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond Campus in Room 4900. Co-hosted by the Richmond PRC, KPU Social Justice Group and the Living Wage for Families Campaign, the event will bring together workers, advocates and the public to talk in an informal setting and exchange ideas, challenges and solutions for our city.
Please RSVP by emailing de_whalen@hotmail.com or visit the Facebook page.