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RCD News...

  • RCD 30th Anniversary May Celebration: Invisible Illness Awareness Forum - May 9, 2015
  • Richmond Kiwanis Club Supported RCD Again - Apr. 7, 2015
  • Thank you to Bessie Fok and Bob McHale of Richmond Kiwanis Club for bringing a donation of $3,200 to the RCD on April 7, 2015. They have been a strong supporter to the RCD for many years, and we greatly appreciate their care to bring appropriate services to people with disabilities.



  • Apr - Jun 2015 Activity Calendars Available Now
  • Congratulations to 2014 Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel Winners - Nov. 23, 2014

    First Place: Team Russia



    Second Place: Team Scotland


    Third Place: Team Canada


    Fourth Place: Team BC


  • Frances Clark Honored as founder of RTES - May 27, 2014
  • On May 27, Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society (RTES) was hosting their annual fundraiser at the Army and Navy. They also honoured Frances Clark, founder of RTES, for her lifelong contribution. Councillor Bill McNulty gave a brief intro of Frances' work. Congratulations to Frances, and to a successful and fun fundraiser.

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  • PWD Annualized Earnings Exemption Starts - Jan. 2015
  • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) Announces Annualized Earnings Exemption (AEE) for People Receiving PWD Will Start January 2015

    People receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) are able to keep $800 a month in earned income without any deductions being made to their monthly cheque.

    The total amount of earned income that PWD recipients can keep will not change, but by calculating earned income annually people will have more flexibility in their employment choices. For example, people with episodic conditions such as mental health disabilities or chronic pain may be able to work for a few months and then need to take a break to manage their health. An annual system means they will be able to keep more than $800 a month for a few months without any deductions.

    MSDSI will let PWD recipients know when they are reaching their annual limit. It is important that PWD recipients keep careful track of their earnings so that they do not exceed the annual amount.  PWD recipients must still declare their earnings by the 5th of the month following receipt of their earned income.

  • PWD Monthly Reporting Changes - Effective Dec. 2014
  • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Makes Changes to Monthly Reporting

    People receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) through direct deposit have until now received their cheque stubs or monthly reports in the mail. The cheque stub indicates the amount that PWD recipients are entitled to receive and provides a section that must be completed if the individual has income to report or if there is a change in their circumstances, for example, if they have married.

    Starting December 2014, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) will no longer be mailing cheque stubs to clients unless a client specifically tells the Ministry that they want to continue receiving their stubs in the mail.


    People who wish to continue receiving their cheque stubs in the mail must notify the Ministry by phoning 1-866-866-0800.

    Clients who don’t tell the Ministry they want to receive their cheque stubs in the mail must access their cheque information, report income and any other changes online. To do this, clients must register with My Self Serve at myselfserve.gov.bc.ca


    The Ministry’s My Self Serve Registration Instructions: 

    Step 1: If the client doesn’t have one they need to get a basic BCeID. This can be accessed through myselfserve.gov.bc.ca.

    Step 2: The client uses their basic BCeID to log in to the portal and complete their profile.

    Step 3: The client needs to visit their local income assistance office to complete their registration. They must bring their identification to do this.

    If you have any questions contact MSDSI at  1-866-866-0800.


  • New Specialized Intake Process for PWD - Nov. 3, 2014
  • As of Monday, November 3, 2014, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (Ministry) has a new virtual streamlined approach for Income or Disability Assistance applications for specialized populations.

    The Ministry is realigning service delivery to better meet the needs of people receiving income or disability assistance.
    Specialized Intakes will include:

    • Hospital Applications                                   
    • Corrections Applications (Provincial and Federal)
    • Youth In Transition and Underage Persons With Disabilities Applications
    • Licensed and Registered Supportive Recovery Facilities/Homes

    Further information is available by calling the ministry’s toll free number 1-866-866-0800 and following the prompts to speak with a Specialized Intake representative as outlined below:

    • Select Option 2: …all general inquiries, enter your 10 digit phone number, then press option 3, and then press option 5

    Phone service is available Monday – Friday between 9:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

  • CCDS Launches Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing - Nov. 2014


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Past Events in 2015

  • Richmond Kiwanis Club Supported RCD Again - Apr. 7, 2015
  • Thank you to Bessie Fok and Bob McHale of Richmond Kiwanis Club for bringing a donation of $3,200 to the RCD on April 7, 2015. They have been a strong supporter to the RCD for many years, and we greatly appreciate their care to bring appropriate services to people with disabilities.




  • Dare to Dream Foundation Visited RCD & Brought Gifts - Mar. 25, 2015
  • Dare to Dream Foundation visited the RCD on Mar. 25 and donated many prizes for our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 22 and other 30th Anniversary celebrating events. The devotion of their youth leaders to make a better world for everyone is inspiring, and help us to achieve our goal. Thank you for your support!






  • VanCity Showed RCD 30th Anniversary Celebration Display - Mar. 23 to Apr. 13, 2015
  • Thank you to VanCity Richmond Community Branch on No. 3 Road for providing space for a beautiful display of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the RCD, and a first glimpse of the 2014 RCD Fundraising Gala - Spring Back to '85. They have also supported the RCD by becoming a Ruby Sponsor for the celebration events.





  • FS Financial Strategies co-hosted RDSP Information Sessions with RCD - Mar. 21, 2015
  • Successful information session was held on Mar. 21 on Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) with good attendance, most participant agreed that it was an information and practical session. Thank you to the FS Financial Strategies team for co-hosting a series of 4 workshops and special thank you to presenter Scott Low, founder of FS Financial Strategies, kicked off the inaugural session. The photo shows the FS team, second from the left is Mr. Scott Low.





  • RCD Chinese Support Group Hosted Festive Spring Dinner - Mar. 14, 2015
  • On March 14, 2015, the RCD Chinese Support Group hosted its annual Spring Dinner. Nearly 90 guests attended this festive event, enjoying excellent food and quality time with friends. Thank you to the hardworks of the Chinese Support Group Committee, and everyone who supported this annual event.


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  • RCD Joined RCCS Spring Dinner - Mar. 5, 2015
  • RCD Board Chair Vince Miele, Vice Chair Tom Parker and ED Ella Huang joined Richmond Chinese Community Society¡¦s Spring Dinner on March 5, 2015.





  • RCD Found Frances Clark 80th Birthday Party - Mar. 3, 2015
  • A wonderful party was held at Frances Clark's house (founder of RCD) on March 3 to celebrate her 80th birthday. Many good friends and guests came to this special early open-house party; lots of good fun, reminiscence of the good old times, delicious foods and beautiful birthday cake. Frances said THANK YOU to all her friends, she had a most fantastic time seeing everyone.






  • RCD Strategic Planning - Jan. 30, 2015
  • RCD held a strategic plannign session for staff and board on Jan. 30, 2015. It was a very productive meeting, with keen enthusisam from all stakeholders. Thank you Councillor Alexa Loo and John Foster from City of Richmond joined our meeting and provided valuable inputs.


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Past Events in 2009