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13 Feb 2018  |  No Comment >>

Friendly reminder: April 30 is the Canada Revenue Agency personal income tax filing deadline. Remember, it’s important to file your taxes to whether you earn income or not to ensure you’re receiving all of Canadian tax system benefits and services. Here are some of the organizations in Richmond and beyond offering free income tax preparation help for low income individuals ($30,000 annual income or lower, $35,000 with one child) and families ($40,000 dual annual income or lower).
• BC ACORN (2-630 Carnarvon St., New Westminster): Monday to Friday year-round. Call Akber at 604-522-8707 or email bcadmin@acorncanada.org to book an appointment.
• Chimo …

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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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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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17 Aug 2017  |  No Comment >>

You are invited to the first annual Richmond Poverty Action Forum on Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The event is to help identify and and understand the issues faced by Richmond residents living on a fixed income. There will be discussion and activities around the subject aimed at generating calls-to-action from people, agencies and decision makers.
The forum is hosted by the Richmond Advocates and Support Committee as well as the Richmond Poverty Response Committee. All are welcome, including staff of service …

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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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6 May 2017  |  Comments Off on Self employment and entrepreneurship expo for people with disabilities >>

There’s still time to register for this event hosted by the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD). See below.
RCD is supporting the worldwide Invisible Illness Awareness Day by offering “an exposition of self-employment and entrepreneur resources for people with invisible illness and people living with a disability”  on May 6.
Dave Thomson, Community Outreach Coordinator of the RCD, states that they are embarking on their sixth annual event to highlight the abilities of people with invisible illness and people living with a disability from different perspective. This year they are presenting an expo event focusing …