Read Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition 2021 AGM report

On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC) held their second annual general meeting. Members and guests reviewed activities that occurred in 2021. In addition, the coalition unanimously agreed to adopt the Richmond Community Protocol:  Responding to Racism and Hate. This protocol is designed to help organizations, community members and all relevant … Read more

Summer camp 2022 guide for low-income residents

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, many summer camps across the Lower Mainland are once again offering in-person programming with some continuing to offer virtual activities as well. A handful, unfortunately, have not resumed operations, however there are still many options for parents and families during the warm weather season. Click here to view/download … Read more

Attend City of Richmond homelessness community sessions

The City of Richmond is hosting a series of facilitator-led community conversation sessions that explores the meaning of home and home-less through shared experiences, stories and discussion. These interactive and in-person sessions aims to bring forward ideas and to discuss how to build a more connected and inclusive community. Register for one of the three … Read more

Join new Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition pedestrian safety project

The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition’s latest new project, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, is entitled “Improving Pedestrian Safety in Richmond through Vision Zero Strategies.” We are looking for self-identified Richmond residents on low incomes who want to learn job-ready skills as a Project Assistant. Participants will earn a certificate and a modest honorarium. The … Read more

Family Services of Greater Vancouver offering series of free financial literacy workshops

Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) is offering a series of free virtual financial literacy workshops in May and June, as part of its Financial Empowerment Program, in English Cantonese and Mandarin. To register for a session, simply click on the links below. For more information, contact Murray Baker at 604-638-3390 ext. 3165 or 778-986-3392. … Read more

New relief funding available for businesses ordered closed

The government is providing a new one-time relief grant, between $1,000 and $10,000, for eligible businesses affected by the latest round of shutdowns brought on by the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Applications for funding will be received until the end of February 2022. For more information and to apply, visit See the official announcement below. … Read more

Weekly Richmond PRC information round-up 2021

Though we are not out of the pandemic yet, the world continues to slowly open up and many of the Richmond PRC member organizations and are offering their services again, whether, in-person, virtually or via a hybrid model. Check back weekly for regular news and updates from service providers and the various levels of government. … Read more