RCRG Temporary Closure
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.
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

RCRG Temporarily Suspends Programs and Services

As of March 19, 2020, RCRG has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend our programs and services until further notice. We're doing this as a safety precaution, at the direction of provincial health authorities, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and clients is always our primary concern, and we made this decision with them in mind.

While our office will not be open during the closure, staff members will remain reachable by e-mail, unless an out-of-office message indicates otherwise. Please refer to our online Staff Directory to get in touch with the appropriate person or department. Staff will also be checking voicemail, though their response may be delayed.

During the closure, our Seniors Community Support Services Shop-by-Phone service will remain active. Clients will be notified how and when they can place a grocery order going forward.

All existing clients of light housekeeping services will continue to receive this service. If there are any changes to the scheduled housekeeping appointment, you will be notified by RCRG staff. For seniors who are being visited by a volunteer friendly visitor while in-home visits are suspended, phone contact will continue. The same holds true for Senior Peer Counselling clients 

While the Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre and library are closed, staff are available to answer inquiries via e-mail or telephone. Please refer to the Staff Directory link above for contact information.

We also intend to remain active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and to continue sending out a regular newsletter. While physical distance is now necessary, connecting with one another is more important than it's ever been. This is our way of staying connected with you.

Above all, our message is this: there is no way to make light of what's happening. But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. As a community, we'll get through this, and we'll come back with a renewed sense of purpose and compassion towards one another. There are brighter days ahead, and we'll get there together.