Every Child Matters Written Next to a Pair of Tail Feathers
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.
Volunteers Are Stars

Statement of Support for Indigenous Peoples

Every Child Matters

At RCRG, we mourn the unimaginable loss of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We recognize, as well, that our grief is nothing compared to the intense feelings of sadness, frustration, and anger experienced by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and Indigenous Peoples across the country. The tragedy is that these emotions are not new; Indigenous Peoples have been living with them for generations.

In reading reactions from the indigenous community, we've seen a common request, asking that non-Indigenous Canadians be pro-active in learning about Residential Schools and the trauma they inflicted. It's not the responsibility of Indigenous Peoples to educate us. Certainly, not at a time like this. It's our history, and we can't look away from it. Healing will only come from understanding, and that journey is just beginning. By reckoning with the past, we can take meaningful steps forward.

At RCRG, our work happens on the traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), and Kwantlen people. While acknowledging that fact, we must fully embrace the responsibilities and obligations that come along with it. Whether it's listening to Indigenous Peoples, learning from them, including them, or supporting them - we need to do more and we need to do better. In the spirit of reconciliation, we promise that we will.

Educational Resources

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources - First Nations Education Steering Committee

It's Our Time Education Toolkit - Residential Schools - Assembly of First Nations

Residential Schools: Conversations - Richmond Public Library

Support Services

Aboriginal Wellness Program

Connections Community Services Indigenous Program

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Indian Residential School Survivors Society