Register for Disability Without Poverty Town Hall

Join the Disability Without Poverty webinar on Dec. 8 for a year-end review of the Canada Disability Benefit, and learn about where things are going. Pre-registration is required here. For more information, email hello@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca. The event will feature live simultaneous French translation as well as ASL, LSQ, English and French closed captioning.

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

Free 2022 income tax preparation assistance in Richmond

The deadline for filing 2021 Canada Revenue Agency personal income tax returns is on May 2. This year, Richmond organizations are offering a mix of drop-off /pick-up and in-person income tax preparation assistance primarily 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 … Read more

Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition holds first AGM

The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC) held its first annual general meeting on Nov. 10, 2021. The meeting was a hybrid between Zoom and in-person attendees due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  At this inaugural AGM, the board of directors were confirmed by membership vote, the constitution and bylaws were formally approved and the 2020 … Read more