Serving on the board

The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition (RPRC) is seeking individuals with a passion for poverty reduction and community development to serve on the Board of this grassroots registered charity.

The RPRC is a coalition of Richmond residents and agencies working together to reduce poverty and the impacts of poverty with research, projects, and public education. we value diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, women and gender-diverse applicants, as well as applicants with lived experience of poverty, to express their interest. Please review the website to learn more about us.

To hold a position on the board of directors, individuals must be qualified to serve on a board of directors as per section 44 of The British Columbia Societies Act, and must be members of the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition network. The membership fee for the RPRC is $5/year — application details are available here:

Duties and responsibilities of board directors:

Board members are expected to attend 1 board meeting and 1 network meeting (convening the members and member agencies of the Coalition) per month. These meetings are mostly virtual with occasional in person meetings.  This is an unpaid volunteer role.

The responsibilities of board members are to:

  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Ensure sufficient resources for the organization to carry out its mission
  • Ensure the organization fulfills legal obligations
  • Provide proper financial oversight
  • Manage the organization’s public standing
  • Recruit and orient new board members

To express interest: As of Spring 2024 we encourage potential Vice President candidates to identify themselves.  There may be other vacancies coming up, so general expressions of interest are also welcome. Elections will take place at the AGM, usually scheduled for June. Please submit a cover letter with brief resume indicating your interest in this role to: