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
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
Please see below for an invite from the City of Richmond, aimed at residents with lived experience of low income, to apply to become a member on its Community Poverty Reduction and Prevention Table. The City is currently seeking residents with lived and living experience to participate on its newly established Community Poverty Reduction and … Read more
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
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
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
Richmond Homeless Connect has just released its revised 12-page booklet on available services — updated for the current health environment — listing services available for low-income Richmond residents. Please forward to anyone who may benefit from this information including community centres and faith community leaders. For those interested in a printed copy, email email@example.com.