Services and Resources

Community Resources

Community Resources

By Stephanie Shulhan in Services and Resources on March 2, 2021


Community Food Resources

We often share information about free drop-in meals and other key services available in Richmond, BC. Many of these have been impacted by Covid-19, but there is an up-to-date map of food resources thanks to Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/public-health/nutrition/food-asset-map

Financial Assistance

If you have received the CERB previously and need to find support after CERB, you can check the link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Support for individuals includes Employment Insurance, Canada Recovery Benefit ($500 per week for up to 26 weeks for workers who have stopped working or had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19, and who are not eligible for EI), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, Mortgage Payment Deferral, and Provincial Supports including the BC Recovery Benefit

benefitsfinder.services.gc.ca 

Newcomers

Newcomer’s Guide to Richmond: https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/newcomer57351.pdf

Access Richmond: https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/access_richmond56788.pdf

Arrival Advisor is an app to help newcomers find jobs, learn English, and find services. It’s free, and available in several languages.

Finding Housing

https://www.richmond.ca/services/communitysocialdev/affordablehousing/FindingAffordableHousing.htm

Community Resources

The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition has also compiled a list of resources that you or someone you know may benefit from. We are sharing an edited version of that list below:

Richmond Family Place:
Now offering services remotely. Daily Facebook Live Stream Circle activities three times a week. See the schedule at: https://www.facebook.com/richmondfamilyplace/.
Richmond Family Place has started virtual parent groups to bring families together. Families with children 0-6 years old who need some support are called weekly and surveyed to find out their needs. Email, call or FB message them for more information.

Richmond Public Library:
Richmond Public Library is here for you! Library team members are still here to answer your questions M-F from 9-4.30 pm. Access their online resources and attend online programs. For Information Services please call 604-231-6413. For direct help from a librarian about ebook, audiobook and e-resources or to make an appointment for 1-on-1 technology assistance over the phone please call 778-837-6896. For library card and account questions please call 778-229-4617. No late fines will be charged. You can also get a library card online. No ID will be required. See link: https://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/library_card

City of Richmond:
See various recreational activities / services online at: www.richmond.ca/connects

Please also click to read or download the Seniors Resource Guide with available resources for seniors in Richmond, their families and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre: Currently offering these programs online: English Conversation, Dance and Tone, Grandmothers support group (via chat group and telephone), Richmond Shares. Visit their website for details and updates, or email them at office.rwrc@shawcable.com.

Information for Tenants / Renters

https://tenants.bc.ca/

Waitlist for a Family Physician/Nurse Practitioner

https://surveys.divisionsbc.ca/Richmond-Attachment-Program.aspx

Anti-Poverty and Food Systems issues

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/about-the-bc-government/poverty-reduction-strategy

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1738506819642


About the author

Stephanie Shulhan