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.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
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.

Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

CCRR Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

At the Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre (CCRR), the health and wellbeing of our staff, clients, and volunteers is our top priority. As such, in accordance with guidelines from provincial and federal health authorities, we've made the difficult decision to temporarily close our office in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This means that all drop-in programs, events, and professional development opportunities are suspended until further notice.

That being said, we're still here to support families, child care providers, and ECE students. While working from home, CCRR staff are available to answer questions and offer assistance. Please refer to the service areas below to get in touch with the appropriate person:

Library Inquiries

Karen Lim, Administrative Assistant |

Candy Ng, Outreach Coordinator |

Playgroups & Drop-In Programs

Sophie Wu, Outreach Coordinator | | 604-218-3085

Registered License-Not-Required & Child Care Provider Support

Ellen Huang, Outreach Coordinator | | 604-803-6821

Child Care Referrals & Affordable Child Care Benefit Assistance

Sophie Wu, Outreach Coordinator | | 604-218-3085

General Inquiries

Caitlin Lamb, Administrative Assistant |

Child Care Availability During COVID-19

It's a stressful time for all of us, but that's particularly true for parents, whose child care arrangements may be in flux due to facility closures, shifting work schedules, and other upheavals brought on by COVID-19. The Richmond CCRR has compiled a database of local child care facilities that are open, as well as those that are providing emergency child care to healthcare workers and others employed in essential services. For more information, e-mail

If you require child care outside of Richmond, parents can fill out this form for assistance in finding temporary emergency child care for essential service workers.
•  Form - Temporary Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Additional Resources

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and it's important that both parents and child care providers have access to accurate, up-to-date information. As such, we've compiled a list of provincial and federal resources, and will continue adding to it as new announcements are made, and more information becomes available.

BC Ministry of Children & Family Development

COVID-19 Questions and Answers for the Child Care Sector

COVID-19 Information Updates

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings

Questions and Answers on COVID-19 and Child Care Settings

Government of BC

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Government of Canada

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan


Supporting Quality Child Care

The Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre, better known as the CCRR, is a valuable resource for parents and child care providers alike. 

For parents, the CCRR offers a free child care referral service, as well as a wide selection of resources on choosing quality child care. CCRR staff can also provide information on the Affordable Child Care Benefit.

But it's not just information and resources; it's activities. Throughout the year, the CCRR runs a number of popular drop-in programs, like Together Time and Junior Detectives, that parents can attend with their children. 

For child care providers, the CCRR regularly hosts professional development workshops, in addition to several longer courses, such as First Aid and a Family Child Care Training Course. Child care providers can also contact the CCRR at any time if they require support.  

And whether you're a parent, child care provider, or ECE student, you're sure to be amazed by the Richmond Early Years Library.

The Richmond Early Years Library is an extensive library featuring materials for children ages 0-12, including children’s books, activity boxes, CD’s, puzzles, and many curriculum materials for supporting programs at a child care centre. It also features a loose parts section as well as wooden/natural resources section for your borrowing. 

Located in the Richmond Caring Place, the CCRR is open weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 8:00pm. To learn more, email

For information on Child Care Resource & Referral Centres in other BC communities, visit the Provincial Government's CCRR webpage.

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Become a CCRR Member

CCRR Brochure

Child Care Referrals

Drop-In Playgroup Programs

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