Richmond 2021-2022 Recreation Fee Subsidy Program Application: Now Available
The 2021 - 2022 Recreation Fee Subsidy Program (RFSP) application is now available to community members who are experiencing financial hardship and facing barriers to participation in parks, recreation and cultural programs and services offered by the City of Richmond and its Community Partners.
New Disability Law Clinic at DABC - Email: email@example.com
On February 24th, Disability Alliance BC launched their new Disability Law Clinic! Their staff lawyer can provide advice and representation to people with disabilities living on low incomes who are dealing with legal issues. The law clinic will operate on an appointment-only basis. They will have a dedicated phone line for the law clinic (which will be announced soon) and an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law clinic is generously funded by the Law Foundation of BC.
Medimap is a Vancouver-based company that is using technology and partnering with health care providers to make clinic wait times easily accessible for patients. Their mission is to improve access to care for Canadians and contribute towards an overall better patient experience. The website allows you to search for wait times at nearby walk-in clinics to get faster access to care. You simply enter your city or address. Participating clinics will be listed in order of wait times. The website also advises people to contact their family doctor as the first course of action before visiting a walk-in clinic, as a family doctor is the most familiar with a person's medical history. They also caution people that the listed wait times are only estimates and can change rapidly. Walk-in clinics should not be used for medical emergencies. In these cases, a person should call 9-1-1.
Misinformation and lack of accessible sexual health education, can lead to socially inappropriate behaviours that put the individual and others at risk. Research has proven that education about healthy sexuality and gender expression reduces a person's vulnerability and increases their safety in the community. The LINK! curriculum is delivered by Sexual Health Educators and provides individuals with diverse abilities relevant sexual health information and empowers them to explore their sexuality in a safe and healthy manner.