PRC advocates for no clawback of EI for PWD payments

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

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

Free 2022 income tax preparation assistance in Richmond

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