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11 Nov 2015  |  No Comment >>

The fourth annual Welfare Food Challenge, which explores the connections between poverty, climate change, food security and welfare, wrapped up yesterday. People taking part in the six-day event from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 were required to eat only what they could buy with $21. Learn more about the participants and this year’s challenge.

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22 Sep 2015  |  No Comment >>

Are you actively involved in your local community or know someone who is? National property management and development company Hollyburn Properties is giving away a one-year stay in one of their Vancouver one-bedroom apartments to a person who demonstrates extraordinary achievement in the area of community building.
“The objective of the Free Rent Contest is to reward an individual who participates above and beyond in community service,”” said Allan Wasel, Hollyburn general manager. “”We feel strongly that community values help foster healthy and sustainable living environments. Hollyburn supports a number of charity …

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14 Sep 2015  |  No Comment >>

Last year, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and Vancity credit union joined together to create the Rental Housing Index for British Columbia, a useful resource providing detailed information on the viability of rental housing in the province. This eventually led to the development of  the Canadian Rental Housing Index, which has the same purpose but with an expanded scope that covers over 800 municipalities. To see the statistics for Richmond, go to the link above, then click on the “access this resource” button. After the page loads, type in “Richmond, BC” in the search bar that …

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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 Jun 2015  |  No Comment >>

Summer is here, and that means camp season has also arrived. We have just finished compiling a summer camp directory for low-income families — some of the locations are in Richmond, and others are within fairly easy reach of the Lower Mainland. Most of the entries offer some form of a subsidy that require applicants to fill out and send in a simple form, usually asking for proof of income or a statement of why financial assistance is requested. There is also some information at the bottom of the directory listing organizations that …

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20 Mar 2015  |  No Comment >>

In case the name Ethel Tibbits doesn’t ring a bell, she was a women’s activist and former owner/editor of the Richmond Review community newspaper for over 30 years. There is a scholarship provided each year in her name by the Richmond Community Foundation to a woman, for the purposes of providing education and opportunities to improve the lives of the successful applicant and her family. See below for more information on how to apply.
Ethel Tibbits Scholarship
The Richmond Community Foundation holds an endowment fund set up by the Richmond Review to honour the …

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25 Feb 2015  |  No Comment >>

The Richmond Food Security Society is looking for volunteers to help out with their Get Rooted! Growing Youth Leaders in the Food Movement. The project is aimed at engaging and mobilizing youth to address the root causes of food insecurity and build a fair and sustainable food future.
There are two different roles to be filled:

Volunteer project assistants: assist in the implementation of the project. Suitable for students in undergraduate/diploma studies, or a recent graduate looking for experience in project coordination. Deadline Mon March 9.
Advisory committee members: folks with background/experience in education, food, …