Reminder: the City of Richmond will be hosting a public open house for input towards phase two of the plans for the Garden City Lands today, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit Lansdowne Centre during those times and share your thoughts and review the new design concepts.
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
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
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
Like food? How about saving money? Then the Cooking on a Budget workshop is for you! The last in the series features instructor Chef Karen Dar Woon and takes place on Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garratt Wellness Centre in Richmond. By donation, register on their website or call 604-244-7377. For more … Read more
Below is a good read from the Pivot Legal Society, highlighting a victory for residents in the Wonder Rooms and Palace SRO hotels against their former landlord George Wosley. This past week marks a pivotal moment in the long struggle by residents and formers residents of the Wonder Rooms and Palace SRO hotels. The journey … Read more
We invite the public to join us the first Thursday of every month at the Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd.) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. If you are concerned about poverty in Richmond, affordable housing and transportation that is accessible for everyone, please come and share your ideas!