Meet Your MLA to Support a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, of which First Call is a coalition member, has launched a Meet Your MLA campaign. On their website you will find step-by-step instructions about how to find your MLA and prepare yourself to meet with them. They have also produced a great new resource called “5 things you should know about poverty,” … Read more

New handbook for caregivers of seniors

For anybody who is caring for an elderly family member or friend, or knows someone who is, the new Metro Vancouver Family & Friend Caregivers Information and Resource Handbook is an indispensable resource. The guide is a first of its kind supplying key information about the topics caregivers struggle with the most, including housing, health … Read more

Free smoke alarm and installation for seniors

At-risk older adults in Richmond who live in homes built prior to the BC Fire Code implemented in March 1979 and have limited mobility are eligible for a smoke alarm installed free of charge. During the scheduled visit which will take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, the following home safety inspections and educational information … Read more