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

Cooking on a Budget

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

Attend our regular monthly meetings!

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!

Share one, share all

We are SO glad to have a presence on the Internet again! The Richmond Poverty Response Committee wants to be the resource place for information and action for addressing poverty issues in the City of Richmond. We invite organizations and individuals to share any events, projects and programs that benefit people living in poverty! Please … Read more