2021 Constellation Award
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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.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $6 million in 60 Forever Funds, returning, on average, CPI plus 4%.
Between 2020 and 2022, the Foundation distributed $656,000 in grants, scholarships, charitable disbursements, and Emergency Community Support Funds.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.

2021 Volunteers Are Stars Awards

Constellation Award Nominees

One of the joys of volunteering is getting to meet new people. It's exhilarating to learn that there are others in the community who believe in a cause as much as you do, and this shared sense of purpose often leads to lasting friendships.

The Constellation Award celebrates the idea that we can accomplish more by working together. It honours volunteer groups who have impacted the community in a meaningful way, and this year's nominees illustrate just how broad that impact can be. 

Each nominated group has drawn on the skills and strengths of its members to address a key community issue, from crisis intervention to parenting support, from public safety to physical fitness. In doing so, they've shown that community thrives when collaboration is a core value.

The following profiles were themselves written by volunteers. Our sincere thanks to Shawn Badesha and Joyce Lai for helping to tell the story of this year's Volunteers Are Stars nominees.

Chimo Crisis Line Volunteer Mentors 850


FunforGOal Foundation 850


Mamas for Mamas Vancouver 850


Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives Shopping Volunteers 850


Richmond Olympic Experience 500 Hour Club 850


Richmond RCMP Community Engagement Volunteers 850


Vancouver Fraser Lions Club 850


Walk Richmond Volunteers 850

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