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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 …

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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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7 Nov 2016  |  No Comment >>

Do you believe that everyone should have a voice in decision-making? Do you think it’s fair that some people can’t access important community and health services because of their income? Do you want to help people living in poverty give voice to their stories and issues? Is it important to you to move from dialogue to action? If you answered yes, then this opportunity might just be for you.  
Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is seeking two volunteers to assist on a project addressing barriers to participation in community and health …

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19 Jul 2016  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this month, the Richmond Centre for Disability launched the Supports for Independent Living project aimed at putting people in the “driver’s seat of their life.” To do so the project focuses on two streams — one providing resources for career development, and the other for community participation. Coordinators will assist those taking part in everything from discovering a new career path engaging in a new recreational or volunteer opportunity. For more information, call 604-232-2404, email Louise or Kathie, and/or have a look at the brochure.
 

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23 Jun 2016  |  No Comment >>

We read often about poverty affecting demographics such as children and seniors, but one group that isn’t addressed nearly as much as it should be is the queer and trans community. People who identify as LGBTQ deal with high levels of poverty and marginalization as well  — for example, one in four queer and trans youth are forced out of their homes due to severe family conflict. Queer and trans youth are also twice as likely to live in unstable housing, moving three or more times in a year.
The BC Poverty …