Caring Companies
Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
Young people are most likely to volunteer, but older adults contribute the most hours.
The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 Forever Funds, together valued at $4.5 million.
In 2016, the Community Foundation issued 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
In 2017, the Community Foundation awarded $25,550 in scholarships to local high school students.
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Leadership Richmond

Strengthening the Voluntary Sector

At RCRG, a big part of what we do is capacity building. When we say that, though, we're often met with blank stares. What does it mean to build community capacity? Well, our focus, specifically, is the voluntary sector, where building capacity means growing Richmond's volunteer base, and enhancing the ability of local non-profit organizations to recruit, train, and engage volunteers. 

We created Leadership Richmond - which comprises three programs - to carry out this important work.

Youth Now

Leadership Richmond

Youth Now gives high school graduates under the age of 26 an opportunity to serve on a non-profit board of directors. Over the course of the year-long program, participants develop their leadership skills, while receiving guidance from a board mentor. They also take part in a series of conferences, on topics ranging from strategic planning, to fund development, to board governance.

Through Youth Now, young people get to contribute to their community in a meaningful way, while non-profit organizations benefit from the new ideas and fresh perspectives of young community leaders. 

We're now accepting applications for the 2017-18 edition of the program, which kicks off in September. If you're interested in taking part, please complete the application form below, and submit it by Thursday, August 31. As spaces are limited, we encourage you to apply early.

2017-18 Youth Now Application Form

For additional information on the program, be sure to check out our Youth Now brochure, as well as the 2017-18 conference schedule.

• 2017-18 Youth Now Brochure

2017-18 Conference Schedule

Major funding for Youth Now is provided by
Coast Capital Savings 200


Richmond Caring Companies

Caring Companies

Richmond is full of generous businesses that support a wide range of community causes. But how can they ensure that their support is resulting in the greatest possible impact? That's where the Richmond Caring Companies program comes in. We work with local businesses to develop and implement community engagement strategies, tailored to each company's resources and philanthropic goals. 

As part of the program, we also organize an annual Day of Caring, giving businesses, their employees, and their families a chance to take part in a volunteer service project. 

To find out how the Caring Companies program can help your business enhance its community involvement, call 604-279-7020.


Community

Community

Under the umbrella of Community, we offer a variety of training opportunities for the non-profit sector - everything from two-hour workshops to our six-week Volunteer Management Training Series. Whether you're a seasoned non-profit professional, or are just getting started in the field, attending our training is a great way to gain new knowledge and skills that you can put into practice at your organization. 

To view a complete listing of our workshops and courses, and to register, visit our Training Centre