Weekly Richmond PRC information round-up

Though we are not out of the pandemic yet, the world continues to slowly open up and many of the Richmond PRC member organizations and are offering their services again, whether, in-person, virtually or via a hybrid model. Check back weekly for regular news and updates from service providers and the various levels of government. … Read more

Richmond federal election candidates voice views on social justice

On behalf of the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC), Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), the Kehila Society, and the Jewish Seniors Alliance we are pleased to report the results of our online Richmond federal election all candidates meeting. We collaborated on 14 questions around the issues of social justice on the federal stage and sent … Read more

Download or pick up a copy of the the new BC Seniors’ Guide

The BC Seniors’ guide has recently been updated, which is a comprehensive resource providing important information on health, housing, finances community supports and more to help seniors continue to live well. “Our government is committed to helping B.C.’s growing number of older adults live independently for as long as possible, to promote a healthy, active … Read more

Apply for YWCA Richmond affordable housing project

The YWCA is partnering with Keltic Development on a new housing development on No. 3 Road in the heart of Richmond with 27 affordable units, aimed at both women (who can live independently) with and without children. For the first time, accommodations are being offered in the form of studio and one-bedroom units along with … Read more

Richmond anti-racist car rally taking place on July 25

Join the Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) and take part in an anti-racism car rally on July 25, which is going to be held in solidarity with a similar one happening simultaneously in Nanaimo, as well as other parts of B.C. The island’s event — organized by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Spoke that is aligned with the … Read more

Provincial program provides rebate for accessible home adaptations

If you or someone you know has a permanent disability or loss of physical abilities, BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) might be able to help. The program provides financial assistance — up to a $17,500 — in the form of rebates for eligible low-and middle-income families to help them complete their housing … Read more

Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society offering new online workshop

For families, significant others and friends of a loved one with a mental illnesses, Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society is hosting a series of free skills-building workshops. The first one will be on emotional stages and the importance of boundaries: participants will develop and practice looking at and naming emotions, understanding and identifying needs and … Read more