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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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2 May 2017  |  No Comment >>

The Government of Canada has launched an online and in-person consultation process to engage with Canadians on key issues related to poverty. Participants have until June 2017 to take part, via visiting an Internet discussion forum, completing a survey, or uploading content to the Share your Stories page. People can also join the discussion on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #ReducePoverty. For those that want to host their own event, a toolkit is also available.

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24 Apr 2017  |  No Comment >>

Public reports have revealed that the BC Liberal Government has not spent the minimum funds allocated towards child care. Last year, it missed the mark by $48 million, totalling nearly $100 million unspent over the last four years.
Read the full story by $10aDay’s Sharon Gregson.

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11 Apr 2017  |  No Comment >>

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a report that looks at the changes in the poverty rate among seniors in the province over the last four decades. Income and wealth inequality are just two of the factors examined in this detailed document, which you can download and read here.

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27 Mar 2017  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this month, our partners at the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition made a submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)’s study on poverty reduction strategies. Richmond PRC proudly endorses the report, which you can read in full here.

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27 Jan 2017  |  No Comment >>

Following some deliberation, the The British Columbia Utilities Commission has decided against ordering BC Hydro to subsidize electricity costs for low-income individuals, citing a lack of legal authority.
The commission was given various recommendations by the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre including discounting rates up to a threshold, as well as dismissal of certain fees for the select demographic.
Read coverage of the topic on thetyee.ca.

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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 …