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2 Apr 2019  |  No Comment >>

Each year, the Ethel Tibbits Scholarship awards a mature female student who is returning to school to upgrade her education in order to better provide for her family. This year, the bursary is $650. Applications are due on May 24, visit www.richmondfoundation.org for more information.

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9 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

The clock is ticking — April 30 is the last day to file Canadian tax returns for most people. Need a hand? Below is a list of primarily Richmond-based organizations offering free income tax preparation help for low income individuals ($35,000 annual income or lower, $35,000 to 37,500 with one child) and families ($45,000 dual annual income or lower). Please bring valid government-issued photo identification and all relevant documents such as T4, T5 and Canada Child Benefit slips.
• Chimo Community Services (120-7000 Minoru Blvd.): Monday to Friday year-round — income tax form …

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4 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

Do you or someone you know work with seniors who need help with housing? If so, the Seniors Services Society is offering a six-week program providing social service staff and volunteers with information about types of housing, government programs as well as training in key contact relationship building, communication techniques and more.
Please refer to the poster on dates, cost and how to register.

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23 Nov 2018  |  No Comment >>

This past summer, Richmond Poverty Response Committee and Richmond Advocacy Support Committee collaborated with Keely O’Brien, City of Richmond’s artist-in-residence on a 3-D photo installation titled Home is. The theme of the project revolved around people with lived experiences of poverty. Home is was featured in the art component at this year’s Housing Central – BC’s Affordable Housing Conference taking place last week in the Sheraton Wall Centre. Take a look at the write-up on page 14 of the event program.

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25 Sep 2018  |  No Comment >>

The 2018 Richmond Election is less than a month away, and we want to make sure you have all the necessary information at your disposal to make an educated vote on General Voting Day, Saturday, Oct. 20. Below is some information that you may find helpful.
Key dates:

Sat, October 6
·       Advance voting day

Weds, October 10
·       Advance voting day

Thurs, October 11
·       Advance voting day

Fri, October 12
·       Advance voting day

Sat, October 13 (Super Saturday)
·       Advance voting day

Sat, October 20
·       General Voting Day

 

Find out if you are eligible to vote by clicking here. If …

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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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29 Jan 2018  |  No Comment >>

On Sept. 28, 2017, the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee and the Richmond Poverty Response Committee hosted the first annual Richmond Action Forum — Eliminating Barriers to Participation.
The objectives for this project and for this event are to help those living in poverty develop a space/community to share 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 council meetings, etc.) and create positive changes in Richmond.
The Action Forum was a …