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13 May 2020  |  No Comment >>

Believe it or not, it has been now several months since the Government of British Columbia officially declared a Provincial State of Emergency in response to the current pandemic. As we learn to deal with this “new normal,” there are services continually being established to support particularly the vulnerable population. Organizations are also seeking input on how the general public is dealing with the novel coronavirus. As the situation continues to involve, we will provide weekly updates on availability of the above (a big thanks to all our contributors!). Please …

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15 Sep 2020  |  No Comment >>

Launched earlier this summer, the #300ToLive campaign’s mission is to call on the BC Government to transition the temporary $300 COVID-19 Support for those on Income & Disability Assistance into a permanent increase. Since its start, responses by those who are currently receiving the subsidy have been pouring in sharing how it has impacted their lives, and would continue to do so if the supplement continued on. You can read some of the stories or share your own here.
The initiative needs your help! Here are a few things you do …

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20 Aug 2020  |  No Comment >>

The Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee (RASC) is hosting a series of ongoing workshops to teach community group members how to make medicine bags. Traditionally worn by Indigenous peoples as a way to connect to the spiritual world — thanks to the artist from the Saskatchewan Cree Nation who provided the instruction — the bags include a note of encouragement and are being given to essential workers continuing to put themselves at risk each and every day.
Below are some more pictures from last month’s workshop.

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5 Aug 2020  |  No Comment >>

Starting this September, Family Services of Greater Vancouver will be offering free programming via Zoom providing education surrounding child development, safety, health and behaviour. There will also be opportunity for  parents and guardians of young children to meet and share ideas. Please register by telephone or email as indicated in the poster above.

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15 Jul 2020  |  No Comment >>

Please see above for the latest news from our friends at Pathways Clubhouse.

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15 Jun 2020  |  No Comment >>

Richmond Connect is currently taking applications for a relief fund for eligible Richmond residents, provided by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program. Please see the above poster for details.

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24 Mar 2020  |  No Comment >>

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe amidst the COVID-19 crisis. While disruptions to businesses and services are unavoidable, assistance is still available for those in need. See below for a list of community resources and tips for navigating these difficult times safely — thanks to our partners who contributed this information. Kindly share with your networks, and let us know if there’s something that should be added. And remember, please stay home unless absolutely necessary and observe proper social distancing.
Free and/or low-cost meals