Weekly Richmond PRC information round-up 2022

Seeing as how the pandemic is not over yet, and coupled with natural disasters caused by climate change, in-person and/or virtual services offered by Richmond PRC member organizations are more important than ever. Check back weekly for regular news and updates from service providers and the various levels of government. If you or someone you … Read more

Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition launches RENT campaign

In addition to July 11 being the date of the last Richmond City Council meeting on July 11 where the recommendations in Richmond PRC’s submission on non-market housing were approved, the date also marked the official launch of the Richmond Electors Needing Tenancy (R.E.N.T.) campaign. Read the official press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: … Read more

Richmond City Council approves PRC submission on non-market housing

Good news! On July 11, Richmond city councillors unanimously approved all three recommendations from the Richmond PRC’s submission on non-market housing. City staff has been tasked to perform research and produce a report, which should be presented to council in the fall following the Oct. 15 municipal election. In the meantime, work will continue on … Read more

PRC advocates for no clawback of EI for PWD payments

Below is a letter by De Whalen, Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition president, to Hon. Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction, advocating for no clawback of employment insurance (EI) on persons with disability (PWD) payments. I am writing today on behalf of the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC) with regard to the Disability … Read more

Read Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition 2021 AGM report

On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC) held their second annual general meeting. Members and guests reviewed activities that occurred in 2021. In addition, the coalition unanimously agreed to adopt the Richmond Community Protocol:  Responding to Racism and Hate. This protocol is designed to help organizations, community members and all relevant … Read more

Summer camp 2022 guide for low-income residents

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, many summer camps across the Lower Mainland are once again offering in-person programming with some continuing to offer virtual activities as well. A handful, unfortunately, have not resumed operations, however there are still many options for parents and families during the warm weather season. Click here to view/download … Read more

Attend City of Richmond homelessness community sessions

The City of Richmond is hosting a series of facilitator-led community conversation sessions that explores the meaning of home and home-less through shared experiences, stories and discussion. These interactive and in-person sessions aims to bring forward ideas and to discuss how to build a more connected and inclusive community. Register for one of the three … Read more