This past summer, the Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee launched its YouTube channel called the RASC Project. In case you missed it, RASC hosted its annual “Art for Social Change” exhibition and variety show, for the first time in a virtual format, in early October. You can stream the whole video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEv5TleU7FU.
Launched earlier this summer, the #300ToLive campaign’s mission is to call on the BC Government to transition the temporary $300 COVID-19 Support for those on Income & Disability Assistance into a permanent increase. Since its start, responses by those who are currently receiving the subsidy have been pouring in sharing how it has impacted their … Read more
Richmond Connect is currently taking applications for a relief fund for eligible Richmond residents, provided by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program. Please see the above poster for details.
Give your child the gift of camp this summer and enrol him or her in one of the programs listed in this year’s directory for low-income residents. There is also information in the guide on how to apply for financial assistance. If there are any other camps around the Lower Mainland you know of not … Read more
Each year, the Ethel Tibbits Scholarship awards a mature female student who is returning to school to upgrade her education in order to better provide for her family. This year, the bursary is $650. Applications are due on May 24, visit www.richmondfoundation.org for more information.
Do you or someone you know work with seniors who need help with housing? If so, the Seniors Services Society is offering a six-week program providing social service staff and volunteers with information about types of housing, government programs as well as training in key contact relationship building, communication techniques and more. Please refer to … Read more
This past summer, Richmond Poverty Response Committee and Richmond Advocacy Support Committee collaborated with Keely O’Brien, City of Richmond’s artist-in-residence on a 3-D photo installation titled Home is. The theme of the project revolved around people with lived experiences of poverty. Home is was featured in the art component at this year’s Housing Central – … Read more