Richmond Connect is currently taking applications for a relief fund for eligible Richmond residents, provided by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program. Please see the above poster for details.
The fourth annual Welfare Food Challenge, which explores the connections between poverty, climate change, food security and welfare, wrapped up yesterday. People taking part in the six-day event from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 were required to eat only what they could buy with $21. Learn more about the participants and this year’s challenge.
The disparity between income and cost of living grows yet a little further, as a report released earlier this week shows the living wage in the Lower Mainland has risen to $20.68 an hour, up from $20.10 in 2014. The report, Working for a Living Wage 2015: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro … Read more
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
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
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