Community Resources


HB - Community Resources

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

Community Services Connectors infographic

Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Richmond residents with lower incomes are invited to visit the Living Room at Ironwood Library and chat with a Community Services Connector to get connected with community services and supports. The Community Services Connectors have experience navigating social service and government systems and can help people find information about social service benefits, affordable housing supports, employment resources, and other community programs and assistance.

Date: Every Sunday (until the end of 2024)
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Living Room at Ironwood Library, 8200-11688 Steveston Hwy

Snacks and Facts Workshops

Snacks and Facts workshops are led by a local organization(s) focusing on a topic of interest to Richmond residents with lower incomes.  Past topics have included income tax benefits and credits, disability and newcomer supports, and employment resources and services. Snacks and Facts workshops are held at various times throughout the year.

Upcoming session: Tue, May 28 from 2:00-4:00pm
Topic: Renters' Rights & Housing Supports
Participating organization(s): Lee Murphy, former Residential Tenancy Branch arbitrator, Chimo Community Services and Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
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
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Brighouse Library, 7700 Minoru Gate


No or 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 Access

Lime Inc. 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.

Note: Richmond residents enrolled in the Recreation Fee Subsidy Program (RFSP) can now use their RFSP Approval Letter as proof of eligibility when applying to Lime Access.

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.