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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 $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.

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.

Community Accelerator

Leadership Richmond

Community Accelerator is a unique leadership program for youth between the ages of 15 and 25. Modelled on startup accelerators, which provide mentoring, support, and networking opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Community Accelerator helps youth develop a range of professional skills and competencies, from public speaking to financial literacy.

Rather than starting a business, however, participants each identify an unmet community need, and come up with a novel solution. From there, they receive support developing their proposals, which will cover everything from program design to budget requirements to partnership opportunities.

Community Accelerator concludes with a pitch presentation event, where participants, using the skills they've learned throughout the program, present their ideas to a group of non-profit professionals, who will offer feedback, advice, and potential support in bringing the ideas to life.

Community Accelerator is funded by RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch. Additional funding is provided by TD Bank Group.

How to Participate

Community Accelerator has open enrollment, meaning you can sign up at any time. Upon doing so, you'll be added to our mailing list, and begin receiving information on upcoming Community Accelerator workshops, events, networking opportunities, and more.

As a program participant, you'll also be able to request guidance and advice from non-profit professionals, whether pertaining to your own community project or the charitable sector more generally.


Upcoming Workshops

Community Accelerator workshops are free, and open to all Richmond youth between the ages of 15 and 25.

To sign up for a workshop, you do not need to be currently participating in Community Accelerator. If a topic sparks your interest, you're more than welcome to attend that session!

Storytelling & Media Messaging

Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Trinity Western University - Richmond (Minoru Campus)
311 - 5900 Minoru Blvd.


About the Workshop

What makes a good story? Is it timeliness? Is it novelty? Celebrity endorsement? Or is it the specificity to speak directly to your intended audience?

Natasha Jung, the Founder, CEO & Executive Producer of Asian Canadian/American media outlet Cold Tea Collective, will introduce the foundational elements of telling a good story that is newsworthy and excites communities.

Having interviewed notable names such as Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh and more, Natasha will teach you how to pitch and promote your upcoming project or event to get media coverage and promotional opportunities, with community in mind.

This workshop is for anyone who runs community projects, events, or initiatives, and wishes to learn more about impactful storytelling and how to get their stories picked up by the media.

About the Presenter

Natasha Jung is the Founder, Executive Producer & Executive Editor of Cold Tea Collective, a community-driven media outlet for the Asian diaspora.

In 2021, PR Newswire named Cold Tea Collective a “Top Asian American News Site to Follow.” That same year, Natasha was named a Community Builder in BC Business’ Women of the Year Awards and Cold Tea Collective was recognized by the BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. She is also a McNair Mini School Alumni, former City of Richmond youth volunteer and Co-Founder of RichCity Idol, the Richmond School District’s longest-running showcase of youth talent in Richmond. 

More recently, Natasha had the opportunity to cover the red carpet at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards and asked the legendary Michelle Yeoh the first press question after her epic win for Best Actress in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

With nearly 15 years experience in marketing and media, she is passionate about helping others find their voices and celebrate what it means to be Asian.

Previous Workshops

Below, you'll find a list of previous Community Accelerator workshops. Click the corresponding link to view a poster with more information.

If you're new to Community Accelerator, and see a workshop that interests you, email, and we'll look at potentially hosting it again.

Budgeting 101 | October 11, 2023

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.



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