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.

Child Care Referrals

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 both our office and the Richmond Early Years Library, 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

Summer Zheng, Outreach Coordinator | | 604-788-8069

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


Looking For Child Care? Let Us Help!

The CCRR's free child care referral service makes finding child care in Richmond a whole lot easier. Available in both English and Chinese, the service is used by hundreds of parents every year, whether they're in need of daycare, preschool, school age care, or another type of child care arrangement.

Referrals can be done over the phone, by calling 604-279-7020, or in-person at the CCRR office.

The process works like this: 

First, an Information & Referral Counsellor will tell you about the different kinds of child care in Richmond. Then they'll do a search, based on criteria you set yourself. The Information & Referral Counsellor can find child care facilities that:

• Are near your home or place of work

• Offer specific services, including drop-in care, part time care, and extended hours

• Use a certain early childhood teaching method, such as Montessori or Reggio Emilia

• Are able to transport school age children to and from Richmond elementary schools

• Have staff who speak a language other than English, from Mandarin to French to Farsi

You'll leave the referral with a list of child care facilities that best meet your family's needs. It's then up to you to contact them, set up meetings, and determine which is the right fit.

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An Information & Referral Counsellor can also provide information on the BC Child Care Subsidy program, as well as the average fees currently being charged by Richmond child care facilities. 

Important: The Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre provides referrals, not recommendations. Parents are responsible for assessing and selecting a child care facility that most suits their needs and for monitoring the child care arrangement.

Richmond Child Care Lists

Licensed Child Care Facilities in Richmond

Registered License-Not-Required Child Care Providers in Richmond