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 www.richmond.ca/register (see registration numbers below)
By phone at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Part One – participants have a choice to attend one of two opportunities:
Wednesday, February 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre (registration number: 204292).
Saturday, February 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre (registration number: 205112).
Part Two – will take place on Wednesday, February 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, please visit www.richmond.ca/homelessness.