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15 Nov 2016  |  No Comment >>

The Richmond Poverty Response Committee’s mission is to work towards alleviating the effects of poverty through research, advocacy as well as filling gaps in service. To that end, the RPRC is launching a new project titled “Eliminating barriers to participation for Richmond residents experiencing poverty.”
The goal is three-fold — to help those living in poverty develop a self-advocacy network to tell their stories; educate local service providers on the wide range of issues contributing to poverty; and create opportunities for like-minded folks to meet (via community forums, neighbourhood gatherings, city …

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17 May 2017  |  No Comment >>

Looking to send your child to summer camp this year? We’ve compiled a list of local camps that provide financial assistance for low-income families, as well as information regarding organizations that supply external funding. You can download the guide here. Do you know of any available subsidies that we’ve missed? Let us know!
 

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6 May 2017  |  Comments Off on Self employment and entrepreneurship expo for people with disabilities >>

There’s still time to register for this event hosted by the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD). See below.
RCD is supporting the worldwide Invisible Illness Awareness Day by offering “an exposition of self-employment and entrepreneur resources for people with invisible illness and people living with a disability”  on May 6.
Dave Thomson, Community Outreach Coordinator of the RCD, states that they are embarking on their sixth annual event to highlight the abilities of people with invisible illness and people living with a disability from different perspective. This year they are presenting an expo event focusing …

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2 May 2017  |  No Comment >>

The Government of Canada has launched an online and in-person consultation process to engage with Canadians on key issues related to poverty. Participants have until June 2017 to take part, via visiting an Internet discussion forum, completing a survey, or uploading content to the Share your Stories page. People can also join the discussion on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #ReducePoverty. For those that want to host their own event, a toolkit is also available.

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24 Apr 2017  |  No Comment >>

Public reports have revealed that the BC Liberal Government has not spent the minimum funds allocated towards child care. Last year, it missed the mark by $48 million, totalling nearly $100 million unspent over the last four years.
Read the full story by $10aDay’s Sharon Gregson.

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11 Apr 2017  |  No Comment >>

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a report that looks at the changes in the poverty rate among seniors in the province over the last four decades. Income and wealth inequality are just two of the factors examined in this detailed document, which you can download and read here.

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27 Mar 2017  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this month, our partners at the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition made a submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)’s study on poverty reduction strategies. Richmond PRC proudly endorses the report, which you can read in full here.

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13 Mar 2017  |  No Comment >>

It’s tax season again — submissions are due by April 30. Remember, it’s important to file your taxes to whether you earn income or not to ensure you’re receiving all of Canadian tax system benefits and services. Here are some of the organizations in Richmond and beyond 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).
• BC ACORN (2-630 Carnarvon St., New Westminster): Monday to Friday year-round. Call Akber at 604-522-8707 or email bcadmin@acorncanada.org to book an appointment.
• Chimo Community Services (120-7000 Minoru …