Weekly Richmond PRC information round-up 2022

Seeing as how the pandemic is not over yet, and coupled with natural disasters caused by climate change, in-person and/or virtual services offered by Richmond PRC member organizations are more important than ever. Check back weekly for regular news and updates from service providers and the various levels of government. If you or someone you … Read more

Register for Disability Without Poverty Town Hall

Join the Disability Without Poverty webinar on Dec. 8 for a year-end review of the Canada Disability Benefit, and learn about where things are going. Pre-registration is required here. For more information, email hello@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca. The event will feature live simultaneous French translation as well as ASL, LSQ, English and French closed captioning.

Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition launches RENT campaign

At the July 11th Richmond City Council meeting, the RPRC made a submission on non-market housing . Council unanimously approved a referral for a staff report on the three RPRC recommendations. The date also marked the official launch of the Richmond Electors Needing Tenancy (R.E.N.T.) campaign. Read the official press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … Read more

Richmond City Council approves PRC submission on non-market housing for staff report

Good news! On July 11, Richmond city councillors unanimously approved a referral for a staff report on all three recommendations from the Richmond PRC’s submission on non-market housing. City staff has been tasked to perform research and produce a report, which should be presented to council in the fall following the Oct. 15 municipal election. … Read more

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