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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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8 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

On Jan. 14 of this year, the Richmond municipal government officially endorsed the ABC Plan to reduce poverty, following a presentation by Theresa Head, Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee (RASC) member. In a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan, Mayor Malcolm Brodie states the following:
“While recognizing the challenges of implementing such an ambitious plan, strong measures are required to stem the increasing inequality manifest in our society. We anticipate that, should the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s ABC Plan be implemented, the forthcoming BC Poverty Reduction Strategy will provide the hope, …

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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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13 Feb 2019  |  No Comment >>

On March 1, join Autistics United Canada and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in remembering people with disabilities who were victims of violent crime. The candlelight vigil begins at 5 p.m. at Woodlands Memorial Garden in New Westminster. ASL interpretation will be provided.

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8 Feb 2019  |  No Comment >>

RMCS and Richmond Community Collaboration Table invite residents to come join a forum next week at the Brighouse library. Share your experiences about what it’s like to live in the city, and whether you’ve encountered any day-to-day barriers or issues. The goal is to come up with solutions to create a sense of community for all individuals.
Please email alan@rmcs.bc.ca or call 604-279-7160 to register.

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10 Jan 2019  |  No Comment >>

The Kehila Society of Richmond is ramping up its annual Rose’s Angels program for 2019, which donates bundles to those in need consisting of warmth, non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. Please email rosesangelsevent@gmail.com or call 604-241-9270 if you have any of the above available for donation, or are part of an agency seeking care packages for clients. Thank you!

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14 Dec 2018  |  No Comment >>

How does making friends and picking up some healthy meal cooking skills sound? Then register for one of these free sessions below, hosted by Family Services of Greater Vancouver, starting in January and running until August 2019. For more information and to RSVP, contact Minoo at 778-885-5165 or email mjavadi@fsgv.ca.