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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.

Seniors Community Support Services

Services During COVID-19

With more people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, some seniors who normally live independently with the help of family and friends are now finding those supports unavailable and may require more community supports to remain safely connected and engaged.

The Province of British Columbia and United Way of the Lower Mainland are expanding services to meet the critical needs of seniors affected by this crisis through the delivery of essential non-medical services, including those preventing social isolation, while still social distancing. Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives is designated as one of 24 COVID-19 Response Hubs for seniors. Below is the list of services we currently offer.

To register for any of the following services, or to request more information, call 604-279-7020.

Virtual Friendly Visiting

Designed to support seniors in Richmond to remain independent and connected to their community. Virtual Friendly Visiting is non-medical in nature and is not a counselling service. Visits occur once a week on the phone, Facetime, Zoom, Skype, etc. Duration of call depends on client and volunteer.

Grocery Shopping and Delivery

Clients, or friends/family members on their behalf, can provide their grocery order through phone, e-mail, or fax to an RCRG staff member or Volunteer Phoner.

Groceries are shopped at:

- Seafair Safeway 8671 No 1 Road – every Tuesday and Thursday

- PriceSmart Foods 8200 Ackroyd Road – every Wednesday

- Delivery Time: 11 AM onwards

Clients must provide their grocery order at least 1-2 days in advance and before 2 PM, with detailed information about the brand name, size, flavour, etc. Ice cream is not included for food safe reasons.

Clients must provide credit card information or store gift card for payment of groceries.

Prepared Frozen Meals

Delivery is made every Monday and Thursday. Orders need to be submitted the day before, by 2 PM. The cost is $5.50 per meal. Clients must order a minimum of 5 meals.

Please call 604-279-7020 or e-mail for the menu. Clients must provide credit card information for payment of meals.

Prescription Pick-Up and Delivery

Clients should first check with their pharmacy to see if delivery service is available. If not, they can contact us for assistance. Clients need to have ordered and paid for their prescription before we can arrange for pick-up/delivery. Please give us advance notice for pick-up of your prescription.

Senior Peer Counselling

A free one-on-one service for seniors in Richmond and available in multiple languages. A province-wide program developed based on the belief that older people prefer to talk to other older people who may have similar life experiences.

Counsellors complete a 54-hour training program before they are affiliated with the Senior Peer Counsellors of BC and begin counselling others.  

Sessions will take place on the phone, Facetime, Zoom, Skype, etc.

Family & Friend Caregiver Hub

The purpose of the Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub is to reduce isolation and encourage healthy aging among local caregivers and to offer support to distance caregivers, by connecting them to the support, information, and services they require.

At this time, caregivers will have access to a range of resources such as one-to-one emotional support, peer support, information and referral, and other services. We are also working on ways to continue offering educational workshops and online resources to make it easier for caregivers to participate from their homes.

To ensure that family & friend caregivers have access to the support they need to care for an older adult living in our community, please contact the Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub at 604-279-7020 or


Helping Seniors Stay Independent Longer

RCRG is one of Richmond’s largest providers of seniors’ services. 

It starts with Information & Referral, where our trained volunteers help seniors and their families find information on everything from housing to government pensions to the BC Medical Services Plan. Our I & R service is completely free of charge, and available in multiple languages. Funding is provided by Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Next up is Grocery Shopping. There are different variations of this service, depending on a client's particular needs, but the general idea is always the same: if a senior, due to health or mobility issues, can no longer shop for themselves, we'll do it for them, and even deliver their groceries! This allows seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our Grocery Shopping services are co-funded by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Province of British Columbia, through the Better at Home program. 

In our Senior Peer Counselling program, trained volunteers - all seniors themselves - help guide older adults through times of emotional distress. 

Last but not least, our Community Action Ambassadors - another incredible team of older adult volunteers - attend wellness clinics and community events, where they provide information on healthy aging, including mental health issues and the use of alcohol and drugs.

Please call 604-279-7020 to:

1) Schedule an Information & Referral appointment

2) Find out more about our Grocery Shopping services

3) Get further information on the Senior Peer Counselling program

Richmond Better at Home

Funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the Better at Home program exists to reduce isolation, enhance mobility, and support independence among BC’s multicultural seniors population. 

As Richmond’s Better at Home lead agency, RCRG offers transportation, friendly visiting, light housekeeping, and grocery shopping services. With these supports in place, seniors can choose to remain in their homes and still stay connected to the community. 

Please call 604-279-7021 to: 

1) Register for Richmond Better at Home services

2) Schedule a Richmond Better at Home service

3) Cancel a Richmond Better at Home service

4) Request additional information

Better at Home is funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way.

Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub

Offered in partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, our Family & Friend Caregiver Hub was created to promote the health and well-being of seniors who provide unpaid care to another older adult.

Fun with Plants Workshop

Through the Hub, caregivers can access peer support, recreational and educational workshops, online resources, and a range of other services. To learn more, call 604-279-7020.

The Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way. Additional support is provided by Family Caregivers of BC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Healthy Aging by United Way
Family Caregivers of BC

Explore Further

• Seniors Community Support Services Brochure: English | Chinese