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15 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

A note from our friends at RUSH in regards to a rally taking place this Thursday. Please see below, and sign up on the Facebook event page if you plan on attending. Thank you!
 
Greetings Richmondites United for Supportive Housing:
We finally have confirmation that Richmond city council will be holding their Open Meeting on Supportive Housing Thursday, May 17 — this is the date we have all been working towards. You can register to speak from 6 p.m. on (there will be a sign-up sheet inside the hall just outside the …

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3 Jan 2018  |  No Comment >>

The Richmond Poverty Response Committee launched the “Eliminating barriers to participation for Richmond residents experiencing poverty” project in late 2016. The first phase of involved a series of facilitated conversation circles where both individuals experiencing poverty and agency staff could share their stories in a safe environment. Below is an executive summary of the final report based on those conversation circles findings.
According to the Low-Income Measure, it is estimated that just over 22 per cent of Richmond residents would be considered low income in 2011. The percentage of low-income households …

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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.