Submission to Select Standing Committee on Health

The Richmond Poverty Response Committee made a submission to the B.C. Government Select Standing Committee on Health last week to close out 2014. In it, we provide information on the effects of poverty on health and address the issue of sustainable health care. Here is an overview of the report: This is what we know … Read more

Why the Residential Tenancy Branch in B.C. is failing us

Here is a great post about the shortcomings of the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) by Kendra Milne. She talks about the lack of enforcement of the RTB when it comes to legal disputes between tenants and landlords. Have a look below. Safe and secure housing is a … Read more

Volunteer for the Metro Vancouver Homeless Count

The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count, a research study held every three years to gain information from people who are homeless that will help with planning, funding and service provision, is having a callout for volunteers. For Richmond, 35 to 40 people are needed on Wednesday, March 12 for two to two-and-a-half hour shifts from 6 … Read more