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Richmondites invited to explore ideas for a more connected community

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:43 PST, Mon January 16, 2023

Last Updated: 11:27 PST, Thu January 26, 2023

The City of Richmond invites residents to a two-part community conversation titled “Home,” where participants will learn about the important meaning of “home” and homelessness.

The two-session conversation will focus on the circumstances of homelessness in Richmond. Together, participants will learn some key considerations, talk about what contributes to homelessness, and explore ideas about how community members can help foster a more connected and inclusive community.

In part one, participants will consider the meaning of homelessness through shared experiences, stories, and discussion. Part two builds on discussions from part one and will explore ideas to create a sense of belonging for everyone in the community. Participation in part one is recommended but optional for participation in part two.

The sessions are free to attend; however, registration is required and will be open until the day prior to the session. Light refreshments and pizza will be served at all sessions. The conversations are open to all Richmond residents aged 16 years and over. 

There are two ways to register:

• Online at richmond.ca/register (see registration numbers below)

• By phone at 604-276-4300, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For part one, participants can choose between two opportunities:

• Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre (registration number: 204292).

• Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre (registration number: 205112).

Part two will take place on Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre (registration number: 204285).

When people find a home, they find belonging, stability, and well-being. Engaging in community conversations about homelessness is a priority initiative of the city’s Homelessness Strategy.

For more information, visit richmond.ca/homelessness.

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