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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 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

Join YVR food and beverage workers to let management know that workers’ need a $15 minimum wage now — not in four years as the province has committed to — and job retention for all YVR contracted workers. Other major western seaboard city airports such as Seattle and San Francisco already have living wage policies in place.
Please meet at the bottom of the escalator from the SkyTrain station inside the domestic terminal, departure level at 2:30 p.m. today.


18 Mar 2018  |  Comments Off on From NIMBY to YIMBY: action planning forum March 21 >>

Greetings Richmond PRC friends and colleagues:
As you know, the province is intending to partner with the City of Richmond to build 40 supportive modular housing units with 24/7 support services for the most vulnerable people in Richmond struggling to find a stable place to live.

However, this supportive housing may be under threat. It is important to show Richmond City Council that the community is in support of this project, which will help people move off the street into a supportive environment. The Richmond Poverty Response Committee has agree to act as …


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26 Feb 2018  |  No Comment >>

An afternoon of discussion on living wage will be taking place on Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond Campus in Room 4900. Co-hosted by the Richmond PRC, KPU Social Justice Group and the Living Wage for Families Campaign, the event will bring together workers, advocates and the public to talk in an informal setting and exchange ideas, challenges and solutions for our city.
Please RSVP by emailing or visit the Facebook page.

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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 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 …