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16 Oct 2017  |  No Comment >>

The 2017 Richmond Homeless Connect takes place on Oct. 19. Please see below on how you can help:
After eight years of holding Homeless Connect events we would love to say that homelessness is ended in Richmond. It is not, but in looking back over the years, many things are in place that were not in Richmond before. St. Alban Anglican Church and the Richmond Salvation Army on Gilbert have become hubs of services for people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Outreach workers connect regularly with the over 100 homeless …

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17 Aug 2017  |  No Comment >>

You are invited to the first annual Richmond Poverty Action Forum on Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The event is to help identify and and understand the issues faced by Richmond residents living on a fixed income. There will be discussion and activities around the subject aimed at generating calls-to-action from people, agencies and decision makers.
The forum is hosted by the Richmond Advocates and Support Committee as well as the Richmond Poverty Response Committee. All are welcome, including staff of service …

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23 Jan 2017  |  No Comment >>

The Eating Together Campaign, launched in 2011, is offering a complimentary pancake breakfast to raise awareness of the benefits of families eating together — research shows families who regularly share meals bond and connect more effectively, have fewer problems, and stay together.
The event also raises funds for Touchstone Family Association’s barrier-free Front Porch Program, which provides counselling to families in need and have no place to turn.

Taking place on Feb. 19 at DeBeck Elementary School at 8600 Ash St., there will be activities for the whole family. Attendance is free and the breakfast …

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18 Aug 2015  |  No Comment >>

If you are a woman who uses public transit in the Metro Vancouver Area, or know women who do, please read this callout for candidates to participate in an important research project.
My name is Tahia Ahmed. I’m working with Marion Pollack from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and Leah Levac at the University of Guelph. Leah is the principal investigator, and Marion and I are coordinators for the Vancouver part of a national research team looking at how changes to public services — such as public transit — affect women. …

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5 Feb 2014  |  No Comment >>

In addition to our upcoming March workshop for Building Successful Tenant-Landlord Relations, here is the schedule for the next few months. The below dates, with the exception of November, will be held at the Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd.) from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 345/50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., please email info@richmondrentalconnect.ca or call 604-205-4700 and leave a message to register.

Tuesday, May 13
Wednesday, July 16
Wednesday, Sept. 16

There will also be a workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13, location is TBA.
Building Successful Tenant-Landlord Relations is a FREE workshop provided …

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17 Jan 2014  |  No Comment >>

The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count, a research study held every three years to gain information from people who are homeless that will help with planning, funding and service provision, is having a callout for volunteers. For Richmond, 35 to 40 people are needed on Wednesday, March 12 for two to two-and-a-half hour shifts from 6 a.m. until the evening. A training session will be provided. Volunteers can also apply to help with administration duties rather than the survey itself by emailing info@richmondprc.org. Otherwise, please apply via the link within the …

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7 Nov 2013  |  No Comment >>

Reminder: the City of Richmond will be hosting a public open house for input towards phase two of the plans for the Garden City Lands today, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit Lansdowne Centre during those times and share your thoughts and review the new design concepts.