The City of Richmond and community organizations offer many programs, services and resources to support community members. Refer to the following headings for more information.
Community Services Connectors Program NEW
Beginning in late January, the City of Richmond and Richmond Public Library are offering a new pilot program for Richmond residents with lower incomes to connect with community services and supports. Community members can visit the Living Room at Ironwood Library and chat with a Community Services Connector at a weekly drop-in session to get help finding information about social service benefits, affordable housing supports, employment resources, and other community programs and assistance.
Weekly Drop-in Sessions
Date: Every Sun from Jan 28 to May 26, 2024
Where: Living Room at Ironwood Library, 8200-11688 Steveston Hwy
Community members are also invited to take part in monthly Snacks and Facts sessions. These learning sessions and workshops are led by local organizations focusing on a topic of interest to Richmond residents with lower incomes. More details about the first monthly Snacks and Facts session will be announced shortly.
Monthly Snacks and Facts Sessions
Upcoming session: Tue, Mar 5 from 2:00-4:00pm
Topic: Income Tax Benefits and Credits
Participating organization(s): Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Service Canada
Where: Living Room at Ironwood Library, 8200-11688 Steveston Hwy. Light refreshment provided.
Access Richmond Guide
This Guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to support individuals and families living in Richmond. Read or download a printable copy.
Access Richmond Guide - English
Access Richmond Guide - Simplified Chinese
Access Richmond Guide - Traditional Chinese
Community Services Pop Ups
Community members are invited to pop by the Brighouse Library to connect on a monthly basis with community-based services in a safe and welcoming space. Hosted by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Public Library in collaboration with community organizations, some of the services and supports available include navigational support for addiction services and affordable housing as well as application support for government assistance.
Date: The second Thursday of the month
Where: Brighouse Library, 7700 Minoru Gate
No and Low Cost Community Meals and Food Programs
This document highlights a range of community resources available to individuals and families living in Richmond who are experiencing food insecurity. Services include take-out and sit-down meals, as well as food hampers with delivery and pick-up options available.
No or Low Cost Community Meals and Food Programs
Other Resources Available in Richmond
Lime provides an app-based, shared E-scooter and E-bike program in Richmond. The Lime Access affordability program provides discounted rides to those who qualify. Visit their website for information on eligibility and how to apply.
Richmond Community Services Directory
Developed by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, the Richmond Community Services Directory contains a comprehensive list of free and affordable services available in the community, including ones offered in multiple languages.