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10 May 2021  |  No Comment >>

Check out this video posted by the Richmond Presbyterian Church, where Reverend Victor Kim interviews Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition’s De Whalen about the work the RPRC does in the community. For more one-on-ones and other great content, be sure to visit their YouTube channel as well.

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5 May 2021  |  No Comment >>

Following the successful completion of the 40-unit modular supportive housing unit, which is now fully occupied, on Alderbridge Way in 2019, there are plans to add another in the Bridgeport neighbourhood. Learn more in this article written by Tobin Ng, who also speaks to Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition’s own De Whalen about the subject.

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21 Apr 2021  |  No Comment >>

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is offering creative cooking sessions via Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare fun, delicious meals that are also healthy and meet the nutritional requirements of seniors. For more information and to register call 604-279-7100 or email the address above.

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12 Apr 2021  |  No Comment >>

 

Are you or someone you know a looking for a family physician or nurse practitioner in Richmond? A centralized waitlist is now available on the Divisions of Family Practice website where you can register yourself, a family member or someone in your care.
Prerequisites:

Be a resident of Richmond
Not already be attached to a family physician or nurse practitioner
Have active or pending MSP coverage (call 1-800-663-7100 for more information about coverage)

And remember, free assistance is always available by visiting Healthlink BC online or calling 8-1-1, or locating a walk-in clinic near you.

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13 Mar 2021  |  No Comment >>

The City of Richmond has produced an easy-t0-read, one page document explaining tenant protections as it pertains to relocation due to redevelopment. This guide is the result of work done by the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition along with city staff — please print, post and forward to anyone who might benefit from this information.
 
 

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5 Mar 2021  |  No Comment >>

“Coronavirus brought sickness to many people
Elders becoming ancestors too soon
Can’t go for coffee, watched the news more
Starbucks closing down!
I’ve been isolated and alone, for so many years
Funny how now the world is sharing in my tears”
Above is an excerpt from a poem that was jointly written between members of the Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee and the Richmond Centre fo Disability. Click here to read the full piece.
 

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23 Feb 2021  |  No Comment >>

The April 20 deadline to file your Canada Revenue Agency 2020 personal income tax is approaching. Due to the pandemic, some Richmond organizations are still offering free help for income tax preparation 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), however all of the services are on a drop-off and pick-up basis, and/or with either virtual or telephone support, to help keep everyone safe.
Please bring valid government-issued photo identification and all relevant documents such as …