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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 $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.
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CCRR Services During Covid-19 Outbreak

CCRR Temporary Changes to Service

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 to walk-in visitors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This means that all in-person drop-in programs, events, and professional development opportunities are suspended or have been moved online 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, Program Coordinator REYL |

Playgroups & Drop-In Programs

Sophie Wu, Outreach Coordinator | 

Registered License-Not-Required & Child Care Provider Support

Ellen Huang, Outreach Coordinator |

Child Care Referrals & Affordable Child Care Benefit Assistance

Candy Ng, Outreach Coordinator |

Sophie Wu, Outreach Coordinator |

General Inquiries & Professional Development Training

Caitlin Lamb, Program Coordinator |

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

For questions or more information, contact