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  • Vince & Ella went to Toronto to receive PMVA for Frances Clark – Feb. 27, 2014


  • Congratulations to Polygon Homes Ltd. Receiving PMVA Business Leader for BC & North – Feb. 27, 2014
  • The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards’ Business Leader nominees are businesses that demonstrate social responsibility and support the well-being of their communities.

    Polygon Homes Ltd. is devoted to building strong, positive communities, not only through active contribution to the programs and services of Union Gospel Mission (an urban relief organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside), but also through encouraging its own employees, clients and suppliers to get involved with the Mission’s life-changing programs. Polygon Homes Ltd. has been actively helping the Union Gospel Mission with their fundraising, sponsorship and volunteer efforts for the past 12 years. It has raised $1.18 million dollars which has helped to establish a fleet of 14 vehicles, including a customized truck that allows delivery of warm clothing and over 700 meals each day. Polygon’s fundraising efforts also fully fund the Eastsiders, an after-school program for at-risk youth.

    The RCD congratulates Polygon Homes Ltd. for receiving the Business Leader Award for BC & North. They are a long-time supporter of the RCD as well as playing a significant role in the real estate development of Richmond. They are very deserving of this wonderful award.

    Click here for more info about the 2nd PMVA and its recipients. 




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  • Changes to PWD “Medical Services Only” – Mar. 3, 2014
  • Changes to Medical Services Only (MSO) coverage for people receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD)

    On March 3rd 2014, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) announced an amendment to the regulations governing eligibility for Medical Services Only (MSO) coverage. The change means that more PWD recipients will be able to keep their MSDI funded medical coverage. Prior to the March 3rd amendment, PWD recipients who stopped receiving benefits could only keep their MSDI funded medical coverage in certain situations; the three major being: when individuals turned 65; started receiving Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) benefits; or returned to work. Individuals who received a lump-sum family maintenance payment and were no longer eligible to receive PWD would lose their medical coverage.

    Effective March 3rd, PWD recipients who receive a lump-sum family maintenance payment will continue to be eligible for MSDI funded medical coverage. People with MSO coverage have their Medical Services Plan (MSP), Pharmacare, and Schedule C (MSDI funded medical goods and services – with the exception of diet supplements) covered by the Ministry.




  • Richmond News Reporting on Frances’ PMVA Celebration – Mar. 21, 2014
  • Rollover of RESP Investment Income to RDSP
  • 2014 Federal Budget on People with Disabilities and Their Families – Feb. 14, 2014
  • Neil Squire Society’s Working Together Program – A Wage Subsidy Employment Program
  • Neil Squire Society’s Financial Transaction Survey – Chance to win$300 Gift Cert.
  • The Neil Squire Society would like to gain a greater understanding of the way people with disabilities handle their everyday banking and payment needs. As part of this project they are seeking people with different disabilities who are willing to complete a short survey about the barriers they face when doing their banking and paying for items and services. 

    For more information about the Neil Squire Society survey please visit


    Anyone that fills out their contact information in the survey will be entered in a draw. One participant will be chosen at random to receive a gift certificate for $300 to a store of their choice.




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Past Events in 2014

  • Happy Retirement to Kathy Butler – Apr. 1, 2014
  • The Richmond Centre for Disability Staff and Board enjoyed a great time wishing our long time front desk receptionist, a happy retirement. Many of the staff and Board members joined Kathy Butler, and her husband Darryl at the Cactus Club Restaurant in Richmond to celebrate her retirement. Kathy is the first employee ever to retire from work with us, and we will all miss her as she has worked at the RCD for over 11 years, and has as Frances said become her “adopted daughter” as she has worked with Frances for many years before starting at the RCD. We all would like to extend best wishes and an enjoyable holiday to Kathy and her family.

    Click here for Photo Gallery.  


  • RCD celebrated Frances Clark’s Prime Minister’s Volunteer Lifelong Achievement Award – Mar. 21, 2014
  • Click here to view an account of the Mar. 21 Celebration Event. 

    Click here for more info on Frances Clark’s work for receiving the award. 

    Click here to view a brief biography of Frances Clark in relation to her volunteer work.

    Click here to view Photo Gallery of Mar. 21 Celebration. 



  • RCD Volunteer Training - Feb 28, 2014
  • Thirteen people came to attend the training. It lasted from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

    The training had 2 sections:

    • Sensitivity Training &
    • Volunteer Duties and Confidentiality

    Some good questions were raised such as:

    • Should we give our personal contact info to participants? NO.
    • Should we answer sensitive questions when we have been asked by emergency workers? YES

    The training ended with positive feedback from volunteers who said that they learned a great deal that today.

    Click here for some photos of the training.


  • Vince & Ella went to Toronto to receive PMVA for Frances Clark – Feb. 27, 2014


  • RCD Chinese Support Group Spring Dinner was a Huge Success – Feb. 15, 2014
  • The RCD Chinese Support Group Spring Dinner was held at the Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant on Feb. 15, 2014. Over 90 guests attended this annual must-go event, which meant good food, good entertainment and wonderful networking. Some guests arrived early for Mah-jong, others enjoyed Karaoke. Our wonderful MCs for the night, Dora and Peggy led the entire CSG committee with a New Year Song, followed by welcome remark from Committee Chair Katy and Vice Chair Sarah. After delicious banquet, there was game for the whole family, 50-50 raffle and luck draw for door prizes. It was again another successful event, and all members shared many good moments together.

    Click here for Photo Gallery.  





  • RCD participated in the Disability White Paper Consultation – Feb. 11, 2014
  • The RCD was well represented at the BC Government’s Disability White Paper Consultation in Richmond on Feb. 11, 2014. RCD Board Chair Vince Miele, Executive Director Ella Huang and City Staff Liaison Alan Hill were all invited to man a discussion table as “Community Champions”. Moreover, Tom Parker and Ravinder Dhillon also joined in the discussion representing the RCD. 

    The events was well attended by more than 60 participants. The discussion was keen, but everyone said that there was inadequate time to cover all the topics. 

    The consultation has been closed on March 11, 2014, and no more comments and submissions will be received. Comments and ideas received will informed the development of a White Paper – a document that will reflect the voice of British Columbians. This White Paper will form the foundation of a Summit to be held in June 2014 on the issues facing people with disabilities in British Columbia. The Summit will bring together leaders in the disability community, government and the business community to discuss how ideas and actions in the White Paper can be developed and implemented in communities, workplaces and across government.




  • RCD Youth Council Bowling & Dinner Outing – Jan. 17, 2014


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