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Services and Events in Richmond

Learn more about different community organizations:
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) community services directory
The Red Book Directory Online   •   Vancouver Coastal Health - Richmond: Healthy Together Directory (also available in Chinese)

Ongoing Events

Richmond Food Bank

Grocery Help is available on any one of these days:
Bring personal ID for each member of the household and a recently dated letter showing your Richmond address.

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm at 1157 Daniels Rd
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 5800 Cedarbridge Way
Thursdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at 5800 Cedarbridge Way

More than just food...
Healthy snacks for children
Play. Learn. Get ready for school! (for preschool-age children)
Community Information Table
Nutritious recipe demonstrations

Phone: 604-271-5609

Virtual Citizenship Resource Centre

A free online resource to assist newcomers to prepare for Canadian citizenship while understanding Canadian values and responsibilities. This resources includes information on how to become a Canadian citizen, online workshops, self-study sessions, sample quizzes, one-on-one e-guidance, live chat support and more. A service provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Moving Ahead Program (MAP/VIPP) – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Lead Agency in partnership with ISS

MAP serves immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for less than 5 years and face multiple barriers to integrate into their communities. Our one-on-one case management service provides settlement information, home visitation, accompaniment to social services, and life skills workshops. Services are offered in the following languages: English, Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, Farsi, Burmese, Somali, and Vietnamese.
MAP服務来了加拿大少於五年,面臨多重障礙的新移民和難民。我們的一對一個案服務包括移民安頂服務,援助客人去適合的社會服務,和生活技能工作坊。提供服務語言:英語、阿拉伯文、粵語 / 普通話、達利語、緬甸語、索馬里文、越南文。

Location: Richmond Caring Place, #220-7000 Minoru Boulevard
地點: 中僑互助會,列治文辦事處 (加愛中心) ,7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond。
To contact for an assessment: 604-279-7180 (Richmond S.U.C.C.E.S.S.)

Skills Connect for Immigrants Program

The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program helps skilled immigrants connect to jobs in BC that build on their pre-arrival skills, training, knowledge and experience. This program provides partial funding for qualifications upgrading and credential evaluation, soft skills training, one-on-one coaching and free workshops. Participants must be permanent residents of Canada and have an intermediate or advanced level of English.

Organization: ISS of BC
Location: #110–5751 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-684-2561 (ext. 2123)

Organization: Back in Motion
Location:#110 – 6651 Elmbridge Way / Richmond, BC / V7C 5C2
Phone: 604-233-2216 / Fax: 604-273-1177

Immigrant Trades Training Initiative

Offered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services. The Immigrant Trades Training Initiative is an Industry Training Authority funded project that assists immigrants in attaining recognized certification in the trades. Get free support and information on apprenticeships, training and certification as well as English language and job search skills, financial support and more.
Phone: 604-231-3344 ext. 107
Location: 300 - 8191, Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Vancouver Coastal Health: Richmond Public Health

Free health services for children - birth to age 5. For information on:
•breastfeeding, vaccinations, growth and development checks call 604-233-3150;
•hearing check at birth (within the first 3 months) call 604-233-3188;
•seeing a dentist by age 1 call 604-233-3216;
•starting to talk by age 2 call 604-233-3228;
•eating family foods by age 1 call 811;
•a vision check at age 3 call 604-233-3104.

Free Screening For 3 Year Olds

Free vision, dental, and development screening at Vancouver Coastal Health's Monthly Community Clinics.
When: Saturdays, 9 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Richmond Health Department, 8100 Granville Ave.
For Appointments Call: 604-233-3104

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

  • Free counselling for women, children and youth who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse
  • Community kitchens
  • Free ESL & Cooking classes
  • Free Parenting groups and workshops
  • Free service for immigrant families with young children
  • Community based victim service
  • Fee for Service Counselling for individuals, couples and families. Subsidized fees available
  • Teen Parent Program, in partnership with Richmond Secondary
For more information please call (604) 279-7100 or go to their website
Location: #250 - 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5

Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts

Gateway Theatre offers classes on acting, voice lessons, music theatre and more!
Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
For more information call (604) 247-4975 or check out their website.