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CANCELLED: Richmond Middle Years Forum

Posted on May 23, 2016

Please Note: The Richmond Middle Years Forum has been cancelled.

Friday, June 17, 2016

City Centre Community Centre
5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC
9:00 am – Noon

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Networking: 12:00 – 12:30

With Kim Schonert-Reichl (Director) and Pippa Rowcliffe (Deputy Director) of the Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia

Research findings from the Human Early Learning Partnership can help us understand the factors that can support and enhance the well-being of Richmond children: in the community, in schools, in families.

Do you work with 6 - 12 year olds and their families in Richmond? Then please join us for the Richmond Middle Years Forum. At the forum we will:

  • Hear about the latest middle years research from the Lower Mainland
  • Discuss the strengths and challenges of middle years children in Richmond
  • And, discuss how we can work together to support middle years planning in Richmond.

For further information please contact Helen Davidson, Manager, Richmond Children First at 604-241-4035 or

Registration Open: Becoming Trauma-Informed

Posted on March 15, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

This interactive workshop is for non-counselling service providers who provide support to families and children in various settings. Participants will have a better understanding of trauma and trauma responses, gain the ability to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma, and increase their capacity and skills to support the trauma recovery process.

Find out more in the PDF below or register today!

Richmond Receives UWLM Funding for an Innovative Place-Based Initiative

Posted on February 18, 2016

UWLM Richmond City Centre Avenues of Change is an innovative three year project that will reduce the vulnerabilities of children from birth to age six in the heart of Richmond. This project, funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) promotes new ways to link formal and informal resources in the community and it supports parents of young children to connect with and learn from community services and each other. The vision is place-based and responsive and the strategies are built on years of research by Richmond Children First, public health and community based organizations. The partnership with UWLM creates an opportunity for our community to look beneath the surface of childhood vulnerability and in partnership, truly promote avenues of change where childhood vulnerability within Richmond City Centre will be reduced. 

Richmond Receives Funding for Early Years Centre

Posted on February 17, 2016

Richmond is one of 14 communities across BC who have received funding for an Early Years Centre from the Province of BC. “These new centres will bring the total to 26 BC Early Years Centres throughout the province, giving BC families convenient access to services and supports that will help their children learn, grow and thrive. We will continue building on the success of these centres by further expanding the network - as budget allows - in order to reach more families throughout the province.” – Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development.

2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan Approved

Posted on October 1, 2015

The Richmond Children First Steering Committee recently approved the 2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan, Our Commitment to Richmond Children, which directs the projects and activities of Richmond Children First. Find out more on our What We Do page.