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4 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

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 the poster on dates, cost and how to register.

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23 Nov 2018  |  No Comment >>

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 – BC’s Affordable Housing Conference taking place last week in the Sheraton Wall Centre. Take a look at the write-up on page 14 of the event program.

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25 Sep 2018  |  No Comment >>

The 2018 Richmond Election is less than a month away, and we want to make sure you have all the necessary information at your disposal to make an educated vote on General Voting Day, Saturday, Oct. 20. Below is some information that you may find helpful.
Key dates:

Sat, October 6
·       Advance voting day

Weds, October 10
·       Advance voting day

Thurs, October 11
·       Advance voting day

Fri, October 12
·       Advance voting day

Sat, October 13 (Super Saturday)
·       Advance voting day

Sat, October 20
·       General Voting Day


Find out if you are eligible to vote by clicking here. If …

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29 May 2018  |  No Comment >>

Summer is almost here! Send your child to one of these cost-friendly camps around the Lower Mainland found in our updated 2018 guide, many offering financial assistance to those who need it. Also included are listings to different organizations that may provide additional funding.
Please send us a note if we’ve missed anything!

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29 Jan 2018  |  No Comment >>

On Sept. 28, 2017, the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee and the Richmond Poverty Response Committee hosted the first annual Richmond Action Forum — Eliminating Barriers to Participation.
The objectives for this project and for this event are to help those living in poverty develop a space/community to share their stories; educate local service providers on the wide range of issues contributing to poverty; and create opportunities for like-minded folks to meet (via community forums, neighbourhood gatherings, city council meetings, etc.) and create positive changes in Richmond.
The Action Forum was a …

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17 May 2017  |  No Comment >>

Looking to send your child to summer camp this year? We’ve compiled a list of local camps that provide financial assistance for low-income families, as well as information regarding organizations that supply external funding. You can download the guide here. Do you know of any available subsidies that we’ve missed? Let us know!

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7 Nov 2016  |  No Comment >>

Do you believe that everyone should have a voice in decision-making? Do you think it’s fair that some people can’t access important community and health services because of their income? Do you want to help people living in poverty give voice to their stories and issues? Is it important to you to move from dialogue to action? If you answered yes, then this opportunity might just be for you.  
Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is seeking two volunteers to assist on a project addressing barriers to participation in community and health …